April 01, 2015
The National Music Centre is pleased to announced the completion of a top secret project. The Rolling Stones Mobile (RSM) has spent the last several months at a secret offsite storage facility, undergoing a bit of a transformation. The iconic mobile studio has been retrofitted onto the deck of a cargo barge to allow sufficient buoyancy for travel by water.
“Today is a historic day for Calgary and for Canada, and a very exciting day for the National Music Centre. Our dream has always been to bring music to every corner of Canada from coast to coast to coast and now that dream has become a reality,” says President and CEO of NMC, Andrew Mosker.
The Rolling Stones Floating Mobile (RSFM) will embark on its maiden voyage down the Bow River from the boat launch in the East Village near the NMC construction site, down through Carseland south of Calgary and on into the South Saskatchewan River.
“Finally we are able to offer musicians the freedom to undertake analog recording at sea. This is a thrilling day for NMC,” Jesse Moffat, Manager of Artifact Care, Collections and Aquatic Maintenance.