Re: vocal transformation in early film

Subject: Re: vocal transformation in early film
From: Ian Chuprun (
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 18:14:17 EST

David Mooney/Maxine Heller wrote:
> Seems to me Carlos Chavez discusses the use of variable speed turntables
> (or perhaps of their potential) for this purpose in his 1937 book
> _Toward a New Music_. I don't have a copy so can't look it up--if you
> consider such manual manipulation as "processed."

You bet. I dont have the book either, but I am looking for examples of
_pieces_ where human voice undergoes any one of the classical tape
studio techniques (tape loop, cutting/splicing, speed change, direction
change, tape delay, layering) from before 1950 (if this is possible;-).
Dropping in a voice in a collage is not really what I am on about
though, hence Weekend not being included in my survey.

Thanks for the Chavez tip!


> At 12:15 PM 11/18/2005, you wrote:
>> Come to think of it, are there any pieces in the history of ea from
>> before 1950 that use processed voice?
> David Mooney:
> Maxine Heller:
> Opaque Melodies:

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