1 – The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison

Monday, February 03, 2014

Thomas Edison, the near-deaf inventor of the phonograph, was the first to capture what he called "fugitive sound waves. " From the day Edison invented his tinfoil talking machine in 1877 the competition was breathing down his neck...


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About Fugitive Waves

From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Lost & Found Sound, Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls) this new show mines the Sisters' deep archive of stories, lost recordings and shards of sound, along with new tales from remarkable people around the world. Stories from the flip side of history.


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