MUSIC: HISTORY, SURVEYS & THEORY

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Dust-to-Digital

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Hardcover, 10.25 x 8.25 in. / 144 pgs / 164 color / Audio CD.

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Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 61   

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“What you have before you is a collection of historical audio, but it’s more than that. It’s a collection that seeks to challenge the existing assumptions about what historical audio itself is. Some of its contents will be easily recognizable as “sound recordings,” but the status of others is less obvious, and that’s exactly the point.” Patrick Feaster excerpted from the Introduction to Pictures of Sound.

  

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Pictures of Sound

One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980

Edited and text by Patrick Feaster.

Featured image, captioned "Flammenbilder der Vocale U, O, A, E, J
gesungen auf die Noten der zwei Octaven von C bis c," is reproduced from <I>Pictures of Sound.</I>Over the past 1,000 years, countless images have been created to depict sound in forms that theoretically could be “played” just as though they were modern sound recordings. Now, for the first time in history, this compilation uses innovative digital techniques to convert historic “pictures of sound” dating back as far as the Middle Ages directly into meaningful audio. It contains the world’s oldest known “sound recordings” in the sense of sound vibrations automatically recorded out of the air--the groundbreaking phonautograms recorded in Paris by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in the 1850s and 1860s--as well as the oldest gramophone records available anywhere for listening today, including inventor Emile Berliner’s recitation of “Der Handschuh,” played back from an illustration in a magazine, which international news media recently proclaimed to be the oldest audible “record” in the tradition of 78s and vintage vinyl. Other highlights include the oldest known recording of identifiable words spoken in the English language (1878) and the world’s oldest surviving “trick recording” (1889). Pictures of Sound pursues the thread even further by “playing” everything from medieval music manuscripts to historic telegrams, and from seventeenth-century barrel organ programs to eighteenth-century “notations” of Shakespearean recitation. In short, this isn’t just another collection of historical audio--it redefines what “historical audio” is.

Featured image, captioned "Flammenbilder der Vocale U, O, A, E, J gesungen auf die Noten der zwei Octaven von C bis c," is reproduced from Pictures of Sound.

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