Archive for the 'Historical' Category

29
Jun
16

A Brief history of Anti-Records and Conceptual Records

Great article by Ron Rice on the history of artists and sound reproduction.

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14
Jul
14

Spooky (and gorgeous) Tesla radio receiver

http://www.instructables.com/id/Spooky-Tesla-Spirit-Radio/ is the best-looking EMF mic I’ve ever seen.

28
Nov
08

Feel the noise: the art and science of making sound alarming

Continue reading ‘Feel the noise: the art and science of making sound alarming’

06
Nov
08

Tone Generation

Tone Generation is a radio/podcast series on the history of electronic music. Looks a bit more geared to the academic composers, but great stuff overall.

12
Oct
08

1930: Columbia Gramophone ‘Recording Expedition Instructions’

Amazing early guide to recording in the field – which basically consisted of cutting the recordings onto wax media.

18
Jun
08

Recording: the oldest computer music?

BBC news claims to have a recording of the oldest computer music, from a Ferranti Mark I. Can that be true?

Ferranti Mark I

27
Apr
08

Four Sound Effects That Made TV History

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop did a remarkable amount of exploration into sound synthesis and processing. Check out this article with video/audio clips.

The Rephlex compilation music from the bcc radiophonic workshop is a good place to start if you are interested in hearing more.