Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone


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“Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry is a selection of more than 400 items from the Emile Berliner Papers and 108 Berliner sound recordings from the Library of Congress’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.”

Score for a Hole in the Ground

“Imagine yourself standing in the heart of a Medieval forest. A cool breeze blows around your body and the surrounding branches whisper secrets in your ears. You close your eyes for a moment and carefully listen, purposefully trying to focus your awareness on the most distant sounds. You notice something slightly out of place in the forest’s soundscape. An unnatural sound, random, finely tuned; metallic, yet at the same time, wet. The thin conversation of swords fighting comes to mind but you cannot put your finger on exactly what it is…”

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