This museum invites you to go through a piece of the history of the recording and musical reproduction, from the conservation and exhibition of a heritage collection of gramophones and phonographs, to reflect on its impact on our routine, media and creative industries.
Its exhibition and innovative proposal, allows to know the first recording and sound reproduction artifacts, as well as flashy audios, photos and illustrations on how the recording was massing until today.
The Museum of Sound offers students, professionals, researchers and artists linked to music, a meeting space around the production and reception of sound and music. It also has a specialist shop, a café and will offer workshops and cultural activities for “santiaguinos” and visitors.
It is a building of eclectic style in which it emphasizes its tower ochavado that articulates the corner of street huérfanos with the patrimonial ensemble of the passage Lucrecia Valdés, built for families of the new upper middle class of Chile from the early twentieth century, where intellectuals and artists of the time lived. It has two levels, with brick masonry walls and wood partitions. Inside, details such as stained glass windows, parquet floors, wooden decorations, original doors and the pleasant interior courtyard stand out.
Seeking to rescue this architecture, the Mariana Préndez Foundation acquired the property to restore it and put it in value. The architectural project and the work was carried out by the architect Carolina Vergara. The Sound Museum was managed by the Chilean Cultural Heritage Corporation in conjunction with the company GTD. It is a private space belonging to the Mariana Prendez Foundation of Casanueva and the collection of phonographs and gramophones was donated by Arturo Gana of Landa.
Huerfanos, 2919, Yungay.