… Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was making recordings with the phonautograph. A century and a half later, scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory devised a way to play them back. Read the article here.
With a little help from Avie Records‘ Simon Foster, remarkable producer Malcolm Bruno, and a few friends – including Anonymous 4 alumna Ruth Cunningham – New York Polyphony, a quartet of gentlemen who bring a highly individualistic sound and passionate musicality to a millennium of vocal music, have issued their first CD: a program of music for the festive season. You can order a copy here.
Full disclosure: I’m marketing advisor to Avie’s US distributor.