Re: vocal transformation in early film

Subject: Re: vocal transformation in early film
From: Ian Chuprun (
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 21:15:45 EST

Hi David,

I was reminded on another list about the munchkins' voices in The Wizard
of Oz being speed manipulation. WoO is from 1939, so someone on the
sound crew might had seen how to do it in the Chavez book.



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."
> 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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