11 Jan 2014

Longing For The Past

From Access All Areas, 1:20 pm on 11 January 2014

Dust To Digital

For the last two years David Murray, a North American musician, musical archivist graphic designer and record collector has been consumed by researching early recordings from Southeast Asia.

The music, stories and ephemera he's collected in his research have just been released as box set called Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia, spanning six decades of recordings from 1905-1966.

Trevor Reekie talks to curator David Murray about the beginning of the recording industry, colonialism, and cultural cross pollination.