Memory Records 

Bud Kliment

A place where visitors can find, revisit, and share their memories of the music that has particular resonance and meaning for them


This installation is a part of Inside Voices: An Oral History Exhibition, showcasing multimedia projects and stories recorded by the 2016 cohort of Columbia University’s Oral History MA program. This event will take place at The Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary on April 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Is there a song or record that has special importance for you? Can you explain why? Do you remember when and where you first heard it? What was happening in your life at the time? ‘Memory Records’ is a place where visitors can find, revisit, and share their memories of the music that has particular resonance and meaning for them.

A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Columbia College, Bud Kliment is a deputy administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and a part-time student in OHMA. He has also worked as a freelance writer, specializing in the performing arts. This exhibit explores his current research on the intersection of music and memory, and how musical experiences may inform and influence personal development. Many years ago he ran an actual record store. That memory may be the inspiration for this work.

To hear a clip from Bud's recent projects, please visit our OHMA student website Oral History Works