2nd sound found object: 1973 Coup on the Presidential Palace

Between late 2012 and early 2013 I worked as an office manager for an Australian company that sold anti-collision systems for light and heavy vehicles in mines. There I met Don Luis Navarro, who was in charge of repairing the equipment. We were driving together from Quilicura because we both lived in downtown Santiago. At some point we realized that we both had an interest and a small collection of old machines. We talked about tape recorders and then Don Luis told me that he had at home a recording that his friend, Dr. Ramón Puente Martínez, had made on Tuesday, September 11, 1973 of the military coup that took hold of the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, from the window of his apartment on the corner of Santo Domingo with Bandera street.

Given my enthusiasm, Don Luis was kind enough to lend me the tape and the same Geloso G.256 recorder on which the record was made.

Here I present that tape reproduced on the same machine, recorded in the studio of Andrés Chinchón and Pablo Zaninovic on Monday, February 4, 2013.

The recording

The tape and the recording machine


Recorder on the three dark windows on the sixth floor facing west