Does electricity have a sound? Not one we can hear normally, however, electricity can create sounds. Since the discovery of electricity people have been using it to create sound; from the early telegraph machines to the telephone and later, synthesisers started creating their own sounds. Electricity unleashed exciting new possibilities for sound including, amplifying and recording sounds of the world around us.

These Minutes contain sounds that have been produced by electricity.

Listen carefully to the differences between traditional instruments or natural sounds.