Monday November 6

Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

British Library
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
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Fri 6 Oct 2017 – Sun 11 Mar 2018
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Celebrating 140 years since the phonograph was invented, this exhibition at the British Library invites visitors to dive in to the library archive and just how important have the sounds of the past 140 years been to our lives. There are discs, booth and installations covering everything from rare and unpublished recordings, to James Joyce’s reading of Ulysses. You can meet 16-year-old Alfred Taylor, whose ‘Wireless Log’ in 1922 can be compared to a modern-day vlog. See the rarely seen collection of players and recorders, and experience the transformation that radio brought to society. Hear sounds that have been lost, and be part of the new ones we’ve created. It’s all part of a Season of Sound, celebrating the Library’s sound archive.