Wednesday’s Wisdom: Sounds We Don’t Hear Anymore

Responding to a Europe-wide trend for “slow” media (including Norwegian public service broadcasters making “slow” TV chronicling long boat rides), BBC Radio 3 launched Slow Radio back in 2017 (the first episode was also a boat journey, this time in Tennessee).  Understandably, while most of these programs highlight the sounds of nature, some of them […]

British Library– Save Our Sounds Campaign

In 2019, the British Library in London launched the Save Our Sounds campaign.  Archivists around the world believe there are approximately 15 years left before certain obsolete forms of recording technology will forever be lost to us–both because of the physical degradation of the recordings themselves, but also because the mechanisms upon which we can […]