Exploring archives and working with experts to reconstruct compositions, create new working editions and preserve music through audio recording and performances.
When looking specifically at the work of composers, there are lots of things that make it difficult to keep their music alive. Some of the composers who are already listed on this site have vast archives of music but are still only known to most people for their writing, while their music remains performed but unpublished. Some sheet music found in archives won't be in a good enough condition for musicians to read well enough to perform from and some pieces might be missing parts.
For this music to be performed widely, it needs to be possible to perform it in the first place. This will mean collaborating with rights holders, publishers, musicologists and editors to make sure playing editions are available.