The history of recorded sound: exhibition

turntableFrom 19 November to 6 January, Williamstown Library is hosting The History of Recorded Sound, an exhibition exploring how sound has been preserved and reproduced - from the 1877 phonograph to modern streaming services.

The first experiments in capturing sound for preservation and reproduction began during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, with many more attempts to record and reproduce sound made during the latter half of the 19th century.

These efforts culminated in the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877. After a century of refinement in analog recording technologies, digital recording emerged in the late 20th century and has since flourished with the popularity of digital music and online streaming services.

Tuesday 19 November to Monday 6 January
Williamstown Library, during opening hours.

Hear a talk from curator Graeme Kerss celebrating the history of recorded sound.
Thursday 28 November
7pm to 8pm
Williamstown Library