Press Play: Recorded Music from Groove to Stream (2022)
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 highlighted the revolution evolution and the unique cultures inspired by each format. Visitors were encouraged to listen to historic recordings and to ponder the future of recorded sound and how it might be preserved.
Exhibit curated by Nathan D. Gibson and Mills Music Library staff.
Gibson and Mills Music Library staff have also created a playlist of 53 recordings accompanying Press Play that you may access by clicking on this link.