There are several sciences that help us to know the past, some analyze potsherds extracted from the earth, others skeletons of prehistoric animals, others still try to recreate the sounds that instruments and objects produced thousands of years ago. Archaeomusicology is in fact the study of music and musical life in the ancient world, to understand the contexts in which certain sounds were reproduced and why.
Perhaps even now there are sounds that the archaeomusicologists of the future will analyze to understand the habits of millennials and Gen Z, perhaps related to the digital world such as the sound of the computer’s trash can when it is emptied (thank you Apple for making it so perfect). Other noises that are part of everyday life we are already losing within a few years, but luckily a Museum of Endangered Sounds has sprung up.
A filing job that in a few years will bring back memories of your childhood, of devices that you haven’t used for years but that you have had in your hands many times. Are you convinced that you remember the sound of the spaceship in Space Invaders or the ringtone of the Nokia 3310? The scratched noise of the turntable needle is not yet completely extinct, a different fate for the famous countdown to the beginning of the black and white movies, more and more a find of film archeology.
On the online site, archaeologist Brendan recommends trying to turn on all the sounds at once. An experience for industrial music fans.