Indian Talking Machine

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From 2012 through 2013 I was a Senior Fulbright Researcher in India–studying the Indian 78rpm gramophone industry through the eyes of record collectors and sound artists. In December 2015, Sublime Frequencies published a 244 page book featuring two CDs of music from my collection of Indian shellac discs, written musings on Indian classical music and collecting, detailed track notes, and over 300 of my photographs of 78rpm collections and ephemera. An art book. A photo book. An abstracted celebration of sound and collecting. Beautifully designed by John Hubbard.

A short video about the book is HERE.

Since the publication of Indian Talking Machine I have given numerous illustrated lectures about Indian music, early recording history, oral tradition and my time in India. A partial list of venues include: Seattle’s Asian Art Museum, The Anthology Film Archives in New York, Harvard University, NYU, The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, International House in Tokyo, Tokyo University, The National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, La Phonogalerie in Paris, and the Sonapani Music festival in Uttarakhand, India.