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4 | 2 – The Sound of Absence

4 | 2 – The Sound of Absence

What is music like without the sound of a space? Historian Emily Thompson discusses the aesthetics, technology and politics of spatial absence at the dawn of the recording era while John and Susan Edwards Harvith explain how musicians coped with, adapted to and sometimes thrived in the acoustically dead confines of the recording studio.

Producer: Willem Boning
Senior Editors: Joseph Bedford and Curt Gambetta
Production Consultant: Griffin Ofiesh
Technical Assistant: Brendan Smith
Announcer: Trudy Watt

Interviews: Emily Thompson and John and Susan Edwards Harvith
Special Thanks: Anne Guthrie and Michael Osman