June 2016

Travelling through soundscapes with Phonambient

June 30th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|

Phonambient project aims at sound recording and preserving, within a digital database that gives free access to characteristic local and regional sounds. […]

If you’re still wondering whether or not to get involved in our crowdsourcing campaign, can I tell you a bit more about it?

June 27th, 2016|Music, News|

We have some wonderful musical instruments on Europeana, courtesy of the MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online) project – over 50,000 musical instruments from all around the world. […]

Bendix, the hilarious

June 22nd, 2016|Music, News|

Berlin, 1888. The 18-year-old stage carpenter and extra Otto Reutter encountered the Berlin cabaret and cabaret stage star Martin Bendix in the old American Theatre on Dresdener Strasse. Bendix had been dubbed “the hilarious” and was a Berlin original, at whose jokes allegedly “even the imperial family laughed”. […]

Identify musical instruments in our recordings!

June 20th, 2016|Music, News, Sound categories|

Have an ear for musical instruments? Use your talent to tag all the instruments you hear in the musical recordings of the Europeana Sounds collections! There are so many historical music recordings in our archives that we just can not describe all the instruments by ourselves. So that’s why we kindly ask your help to [...]

The (Re)Discovery Event Series: Kick off in Vienna

June 13th, 2016|Music, News|

On Thursday, the 2nd of June, the first (Re)Discovery Event within the Europeana Sounds project took place at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. It was held in the heart of Vienna at the beautiful Palais Mollard – a Baroque palace – where the music department of the Austrian National Library is also located. The theme of the evening was “Beethoven meets Liszt”. […]

Ring the bells

June 8th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|

Bells are an essential part of the landscape: animal bells, campaniles, church bells. Contemporary society tends to forget them. These sound markers of space and time are superseded, supplemented by many other technologies and public services (the beep of your alarm or the firefighters siren). […]