Woohoo! Aleksander Kolkowski’s phonographies project is now live.
You can listen to all kinds of artists and performers recorded onto wax cylinders. Suitably spooky sounds for the season.
My Kippered (Edison) Herring recreates a struggle to be heard – between Edison inventor of the phonograph, and Charles Cros who sorta got there first but was distracted by other interests such as alien contact.
I recommend listening especially to the electronic music section of the archive, where purely electronic come across like the scratchings and pipings of things with physical bodies. I would love somebody to draw these creatures.
The archive will be broadcast on Resonance on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm beginning on November 2nd 2011.