Some of you may remember that 1860 version of Clare de la Lune getting Charlotte Green into all kinds of trouble last year. The people behind that restoration, First Sounds, are still very much at work, and now they’ve pushed the likely date for the first recording of sound back to 1857.
That’s not on their website yet, but there is an 1859 recording of an English sports journalist lamenting the international side’s lack of passion and commitment. Well, alright: it’s actually of a tuning fork.
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An 1862 tuning fork recording, using a dead human’s eardrum as a membrane. We’re an interesting species, aren’t we?