Season of Sound

Season of Sound

Celebrating our sound archive

Celebrating the Library's archive of over 6.5 million recordings and our campaign to save even more, this season features talks, performances and special events.

Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.

Series events

A black and white photograph of songwriters Brian Holland, Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier around a piano, smiling
Talks and Discussions

Motown's Incomparable Songwriters: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland

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Awate and Ellaline Terriss
Performance

Everybody Loves Me: a Live Hip-Hop Sampling

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A handwritten Elgar score, with parts for violin, viola, cello and bass
Talks and Discussions

Celebrating Elgar

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A collection of cylinders containing audio recordings
Study Day

Digital Audiovisual Archiving and Community Engagement

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A flash of lightning crosses a blue sky and the words Electric Storm 50
Late

Delia Derbyshire Day: An Electric Storm

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Photo of singer, songwriter and DJ Bishi by Gaynor Perry
Late

Late at the Library: Delia Derbyshire Day

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