X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

Talk by stephen coates

Sunday from 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM in Stage A

Leningrad 1946. Culture is completely controlled by the Soviet State but music mad bootleggers discover an ingenious way to copy and share forbidden sounds using hacked technology and an incredible medium. Stephen Coates tells their story and talks about the X-Ray Audio project, now a book, film and travelling exhibition dedicated to one of the strangest stories of cold war musical history.


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