Press Play: Recorded Sound from Groove to Stream

October 19, 2022

Exhibit talk with curator Nathan D. Gibson

Refreshments provided by the Friends of UW–Madison Libraries
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The confluence of music, art, and technology over the past 150 years has dramatically changed how we record and listen to music, from grooves to tape to digital disc to streaming services and beyond. Drawing from Mills Music Library and Wisconsin Music Archives collections, Press Play highlights the revolution evolution and the unique cultures inspired by each format. Visitors are encouraged to listen to historic recordings and to ponder the future of recorded sound and how it might be preserved.

To learn more, read this Isthmus article: “Mills Music Library exhibit traces the history of recorded sound,” by Bob Koch. Then join us on October 26 at 3 P.M. to see (and hear!) what all the fuss is about!