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Capturing Sound

Episode 25 of 30

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 19 April 2013

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.


Noise retold by Matthew Herbert

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

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