Museums – Archive
More than two hundred cylinder moulds from the Christian Leden collection, that had been in non-archive storage for over 50 years, were cleaned and we made records from them so they could be played and archived. More details can be found in the Projects page.
Education and academic
We undertook a re-enactment of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s 1913 recording session of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, using original techniques for recording and a full modern symphony orchestra. Part of the academic intention of this project was to understand the problems and limitations of the early acoustic recording process when recording large numbers of instrumentalists. These limitations affect not only the technical sound but to some extent the interpretation and playing style of the orchestra. More details can be found in the Projects page.