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The three eras of pre-digital recording in 18 photos (1877 - 1975)

Enter a world of tape, circuits and mechanical madness

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 28 February 2018
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Belgian composer David Van de Woestijne operating an echo and reverb machine (1963). (IPEM ‘Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music)

Musique Concrete pioneer Daphne Oram goes live on television to demonstrate Radiophonic techniques with Brenell tape recorders and a Jason oscillator (1958). (BBC)

Electronic music pioneer Else Marie Pade experiments with sounds at her home studio (1962).