How Field Music captured sounds from the First World War armistice in song
When you try to wrap your head around big news events or chapters in history, it's usually easier to bring yourself back to that point in time if you can watch or hear what went on.
At the end of the First World War, on Nov. 11, 1918, the armistice was called and the fighting stopped. The sound of guns going silent on the front lines was actually recorded with microphones and captured using a method called sound ranging — a kind of graphic representation of sound waves.
To honour the centenary, the band Field Music teamed up with the Imperial War Museum in the U.K. to make and perform music inspired by that sound ranging document. David Brewis of Field Music tells us more about sound ranging and why they wanted to capture echoes from the First World War in song.
Field Music will be performing their First World War-inspired songs tomorrow night at the Imperial War Museum in London.
— Produced by Ben Edwards
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