Speech after the Removal of the Larynx

Speech after the Removal of the Larynx

Various Artists FW06134 / FX 6134

Recorded in 1964 by Harm A. Drost, this album demonstrates the evolving developments in artificial voice creation after the removal of the larynx. After a growing interest in artificial voice production, Drost deemed that "A phonograph record demonstrating some of these forms of speech in which sounds are created without the use of vocal cords therefore seemed to us a useful contribution." The album walks the listener through the different available methods. Liner notes include detailed information on each method demonstrated in the tracks.

Year Released 1964
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1964 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Language Instruction; Sounds
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Science; Sound effects

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101 Coloratura soprano singer Mado Robin 1:06
102 Man without Larynx n/a 0:47
103 Buccal Speech n/a 1:04
104 Parabuccal Speech / Singing Voice n/a 3:40
105 Glossopharyngeal Speech / Frogsound n/a 1:35
106 Esophageal Voice n/a 4:20
201 Esophageal Voice (Continued) n/a 0:30
202 Injection - Basic Sound n/a 0:15
203 Basic Sound of the Esophageal Voice n/a 0:32
204 Esophageal Voice an Octave Lower n/a 0:34
205 Esophageal Voice by Telephone n/a 2:18
206 Larynxophone / Singing Voice with Larynxophone n/a 2:17
207 Pipa di Tichioni n/a 1:45
208 Western Electric n/a 1:30
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