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What were the earliest recordings from India like? Now you can find out

Mar 05, 2016 08:57 PM IST

What were the earliest recordings from India like? Now you can find out.

Spending an hour with Gilles Aubry and Robert Millis is like a history lesson you didn’t even know you were missing. It’s packed with nuggets of information about the early days of sound recording in India. Aubry and Millis have collaborated on Jewel of the Ear, a series of recordings that document what India would have sounded like if you’d been around from 1902 onwards, including bits of speeches by the Prince of Wales, Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi and the crackling of fires and prayer chants at Manikarnika ghat in Varanasi.

Music and lyrics: Robert Millis (left) and Gilles Aubry found a common interest in sound art. (Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Music and lyrics: Robert Millis (left) and Gilles Aubry found a common interest in sound art. (Photo by Aalok Soni/ Hindustan Times)
Robert Millis (right) and Gilles Aubry
Robert Millis (right) and Gilles Aubry
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