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1 Introduction by Paul Silber.
2 The human voice introduced by Roy Hart.
3 Demonstration of a child's voice.
4 Roy Hart demonstrates various 'specialised' voices.
5 Comparison of a normal range and a 5 octave range. Roy and Dorothy
6 Three exercises using voices that are `breaking', sung on the word "Bella":Roy
and Dorothy Hart and Kaya Anderson.
7 A boy, Roy and Dorothy Hart sing four to five octave leaps using the word
8 Roy Hart sings six and a half octaves gliding up and down.
9 Roy Hart illustrates the similarities between his voice, a cello and a
10 Dorothy Hart, Kaya Anderson and Marita
Gunther demonstrate the colours of a violin, a viola and a
cello. The exercise is sung on a single note.
11 Roy Hart demonstrates primaeval sounds
12 Roy Hart sings "chorded" sounds
13 Using these `chorded' sounds, Roy Hart sings "O Come All Ye Faithful".
14 Iago's "Credo" from Verdi's Othello, sung in a conventional way (in English)
by Roy Hart, by way of comparison with the next track. Piano: Dorothy Hart
15 The same aria, sung by Roy Hart with fullest expression. Piano: Dorothy
16 Roy Hart "Rhapsody on a Windy Night"
by T.S. Eliot
17 Roy Hart sings "Niun Mi Tema" from Verdi's opera "Othello" Piano: Dorothy
18 Roy Hart concludes
was originally recorded by Roy Hart on his 'Revox' magnetic tape recorder,
still to be seen in 'La Memoire'. It was
his answer to Alfred Wolfsohn's recording "The
Human Voice". It was a good answer since it shows the movements
in the work that had already taken place since he had taken on Alfred's
vocal research in 1962. This audio CD is therefore a very good example
of where Roy had got to by 1964. Although there was much growth between
then and 1975 when he died, that growth was
not in any way cut off from the roots left behind by Alfred Wolfsohn.
12 and 13
multiphonic sounds have not been artificially created by modern editing
tools or multi track recording, at the time of the original recording
these devises did not exist. So the sounds really where created by Roy
Hart's voice without any external assistance.
RUNNING TIME 45'48"
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