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Capturing Sound

Noise: A Human History Episode 25 of 30

Capturing Sound: Episode twenty-five of a thirty-part series made in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive.

Sounds were ephemeral until recording technology made it possible to capture them. Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces bottled moments from the past, including the voices of Robert Browning and Florence Nightingale and 9/11 answerphone messages.

Signature tune composed by Joe Acheson.

Producer: Matt Thompson
A Rockethouse production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Nov 2015 02:15

Noise retold by Matthew Herbert

Noise series retold by Matthew Herbert

The head of the New Radiophonic Workshop retells the Noise series using only the sounds.

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