Recording sound has allowed us to keep an auditory diary of our memories; with an object such as a cassette we are able to record over past sounds, perhaps to correct mistakes. The first successful recording of sound was Thomas Edison's recitation of "Mary had a Little Lamb" through his phonograph. Here it is played on the piano; misplayed keys are corrected through rewinding and recording over the sound. Meanwhile, the account of the astronauts aboard Apollo 8, man's first journey to the moon, plays over the background, revealing the stunning qualities of lunar sunrise, the blessings we have on earth, and a reading of the first verses of the creation account in Genesis.
Produced at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: College of Architecture and Design
Course: Visual Thinking in Time-Based Digital Media
Instructor: Brian Ambroziak