Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound opens today at the British Library

Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound opens today at the British Library. The exhibition chronicles the significance of sound since the phonograph was invented in 1877.

You’ll be able to step into your own listening booth and hear an eclectic mix of sounds from the Library’s archive, including many rare and unpublished recordings. Items from their rarely-seen collection of players and recorders will be on display and they’ll be a specially-commissioned audio installation by composer Aleks Kolkowski.

You can also donate to Save Our Sounds, a programme to digitise the British Library’s sound archive and store the sounds safely so that they can be accessed forever, a project we’ve been covering in Electronic Sound.

Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound runs from Fri 6 Oct 2017-Sun 11 Mar 2018.

For more information go to https://www.bl.uk/events/listen-140-years-of-recorded-sound