78 Rpm – A Black Disc Changed The World
Studio Hamburg | 2019
German with English subtitle
1 x 52 min
In 1898 Emil Berliner started using “shellac” as a means of recording sound and sparked a media revolution which has been running for 120 years. Even before this, the first step was Berliner’s invention of the gramophone, and these two things together, “record” and “recordplayer”, utterly transformed people’s everyday lives. It was a technical and cultural revolution, as the new shellac discs proved superior to the wax cylinders used by Edison’s “phonograph”.