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Speed-Correcting Phonautograms Without Pilot Tones

I always find it hard to put into words what’s uniquely special about the phonautogram of “Au Clair de la Lune” recorded by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville on April 9, 1860. 4,631 more words

Audio Archeology

Mary Had A Piece of Foil

Recording the sound of a human voice first became of interest to scientists in the 1870s, but wasn’t truly accomplished until Thomas Edison revealed his tinfoil phonograph. 445 more words


Sciences of Rhythm

One of the foundational claims of my research is that, as with many phenomena, the way in which one approaches rhythm will impact how one thinks about it. 1,350 more words