Music over the wire

I got a tremendous kick out of singing duets over CU-SeeMe with some mad Icelandic woman in 1994, but it had all been done before, at the beginning of the telephone age:

ten musicians performing, in 1892, in four different towns (Dudley, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Hanley) In other words the telephone not only allowed you to listen to distant events you could also practice with your friends… The performers were given light weight receivers that were attached to their heads by rubber bands. And ‘the results were surprisingly good.’

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