Here you can find some photos from our past workshop on “Histories and Practices of Multi-Channel Sound Reproduction” hosted at the C2DH digital history lab (Feb. 2-3-, 2017). All photos were taken by Andy O’Dwyer.

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Everything is prepared for some extensive binaural listening.

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Usually you don’t have the chance to present binaural recordings at historical conferences and workshops because of the required headphones.

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We also wanted to listen binaurally to mechanical recordings.

The workshop combined more traditional presentations and discussions…

…and some hands-on sessions!

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This included the mechanical recording of an audible palimpsest.

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Musician, composer and artistic researcher Aleks Kolkowski is warming up the wax cylinder on his 1909 Edison ‘Fireside’ Model A phonograph.

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Instand playback! Collective and yet solitary listening to the audio palimpsest.

I will post more detailed descriptions soon – stay tuned.

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