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A Primer on Lost and Found Sound

Introduction to the Quest for Sound

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Response to the Quest for Sound

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Introduction to Lost & Found Sound

Only Available in Archive Formats.

These three pieces introduce our series Lost and Found Sound. We look at the history of sound recording through the 20th century. The series ran weekly during 1999 and has continued intermittently since.

The executive producers of the series are The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and Jay Allison.

Funding provided by:

The National Endowment for the Arts


The Corporation from Public Broadcasting

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

The National Endowment for the Humanities

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