The Holmes Archive of Electronic Music

The Laughing Space

August 7, 2021

Episode 51

The Laughing Space

Playlist

  1. Laughter in Theatre/Applause in Theatre (1935 Columbia), 78 RPM UK disc.
  2. Applause from Spotlight On Sound Effects (1962 Design Records), US disc.
  3. Laughter and applause from Sound Effect Record No. 20 (1968 EMI), UK disc.
  4. Vocal effects from BBC Sound Effects (circa 1968 BBC Sound Effects Centre), UK disc.
  5. Fanfares from Limited Edition: Production Music (circa 1968 Mark Century Corp.),
  6. Crowds, applause, audience from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library (1977 Columbia Special Products), US disk.
  7. Restless crowd from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library, No. 16 (1977 BBC Records), UK disc.
  8. Applause effects from Sound Effects Volume 23 (1979 Major Records), US disc.
  9. Applause, various size audiences from Living Sound Effects Volume 5 (1983 Bainbridge), US disc.
  10. Laughter and applause from Comedy Sound Effects No. 28 (1983 BBC Records), UK disc.
  11. Tags and Stingers from Limited Edition: Production Music (circa 1968 Mark Century Corp.), US disc.
  12. Announcements, Openings, Endings, and Intros from Limited Edition: Production Music (circa 1968 Mark Century Corp.), US disc.

Plus a few misc. clips from broadcast and online sources.

Software used to process sounds: VirtualDJ, Serato DJ Pro, MetaSynth CTX (Pitch and Time effect for creating tonal patterns from laughter).

Background music:

  • Misc. laughter and sound effects taken from the above sources.

Opening and closing sequences voiced by Anne Benkovitz.

Additional opening, closing, and other incidental music by Thom Holmes.

For additional notes, please see my blog Noise and Notations.

 

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