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The voice and the uncanny

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Abstract:

This article explores different forms that can be assumed by the dissociated voice. Of Mother is a film essay reconstructing a situation Shewring experienced. Speaker and V are films made with an observation of the dissociated voice in mind; the former being the use of recorded voices in Beijing, the latter a written account of the author's experiences during filming, and a discussion of the notion of the uncanny.

Keywords: Chion; Connor; dissociated voices; loudspeakers; uncanny voice; ventriloquists

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/st.1.2.127_1

Publication date: 2008-08-18

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  • The Soundtrack is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving image media. A complex cultural, technological, industrial and artistic phenomenon, sound-with-moving image is a rich area for analysis, investigation and speculation. We encourage writing that is accessible to audiences from a diversity of intellectual backgrounds and disciplines as well as providing a forum for practitioners. The Soundtrack's aim is to nurture this new and expanding area of academic investigation in dialogue with soundtrack producers of all kinds.
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