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Preserving sound

Denny McAlpine in Scotland has a passion for antique instruments, particularly playing them. But since so many of them are in disrepair or can barely stand on their own four feet, he has been working to electronically capture the true sounds of harpsichords and pianos and catalogue them so that musicians today are able to play pieces as they would have sound 100s of years ago. Here is the BBC story, which goes into wonderful detail about the different challenges McAlpine came across when trying to capture the sounds, and how he overcame them.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.