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Box containing 63 cards used in the production of synthetic music on film stock.
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© 2005 NFB - Photo Nicole Périat
Cards used in the production of synthetic music on film stock
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© 2005 NFB - Photo Nicole Périat
 

Box of Sound Cards. - ca1945. - Box: cardboard: 13 x 39 x 31 cm. - 63 cards: card stock: 10 x 38 cm

Box containing 63 cards used in the production of synthetic music on film stock. The cards were made by hand: different shapes were drawn or glued on them. These cards, which range through five octaves, were used in early sound tests.

For more information on techniques used in the production of synthetic music with sound cards, the following documents are especially useful: Technical Notes on the Card method of Optical Animated Sound (IN Technical notes by Norman McLaren) and A Brief Summary of the Early History of Animated Sound on Film.

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Technical Notes / by Norman McLaren. - 1933-1984. - 98 pages : 28 x 21,5 cm.

Technical Notes / by Norman McLaren. - 1933-1984. - 98 pages : 28 x 21,5 cm.