The development of recording changed forever the way in which we engage with sound. Sounds were no longer ephemeral, transient events, but physical concrete objects which could be replayed and manipulated.
Centuries of Sound is celebrating the rich history of recorded sound by releasing a mixtape for every single year of recorded sound from 1860 to the present day.
Understanding the history and development of sound recording can still inspire us today. And in sound recording, sometimes the oldest tricks are the best.
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