The first recorded sounds… January 21, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
A friend drew my attention to this the other day, the issue of what is the first recorded sound – or rather the first recorded sound to survive.
It’s fascinating conceptually, isn’t it? I doubt we’re that fussed about the thirty first recorded sound to survive. Or the thousandth, or the second million and five. But the first. Even before listening to it it struck me how weighted with meaning it was.
Given that the first sound comes from the period between 1853/4 and 1860 that means that we’re looking back over 150 years. Think of that and everything that has come since.