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Seeing Voices: Using Light to Restore and Preserve Early Recorded Sound
WhenTuesday, Mar 20, 2018, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
WhereKane Hall 180

This lecture will discuss the characteristics of early sound recordings and the use of this new technology as applied to a number of notable collections: field recordings of Native Americans and Canadians from the early 20th Century, the experimental sound recordings of Alexander Graham Bell, from the 1880’s, and ethnographic recordings collected by Milman Parry in Yugoslavia in 1930, which led to the oral-formulaic theory of epic poetry.

The technology and restoration of historic audio recordings will be illustrated with sounds and images. Additional information can be found at

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