Inja has been interested in early recordings since 2012, and since has devoted her time to research wax cylinders, pre-electric discs and reproducing piano rolls. This interest led her to develop a ground-breaking research project in which early recording technologies are used to capture contemporary performances with various different musicians and instruments. These pages introduce her extensive work that reveals what those early technologies were capable of capturing, and the extent to which performing musicians were required to adapt their performance practice when recording on wax.
For an overview of the project, see: here.
Recording session 1: Phonograph recordings – piano solo
Recording session 2: Phonograph recordings – temperature study
Recording session 3: Phonograph recording – four pianists study
Recording session 4: Disc recordings – violin solo
Recording session 5: Disc recordings – violin and piano
Recording session 6: Disc recordings – horn and piano
Recording session 7: Phonograph recordings – piano trio – TBA
Recording session 8: Phonograph recordings – violin and piano – TBA
Recording session 9: Phonograph recordings – cello and piano – TBA
Recording session 10: Phonograph recordings – clarinet and piano – TBA