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Sound Of Horror
A Study of Sound Design in Horror and Science-Fiction
Aired October 22 2010
WZBC 90.3 FM Boston College
PROGRAM LENGTH : 4 hours
"The Sound Of Horror" is a 4-hour study on sound
design in science-fiction and horror films. This
radio program has been used in universities across
the world in study of sound design. Included are
clips, interviews, and examples of classic director
/ sound designer collaborations such as Francis
Ford Coppola / Walter Murch (The Conversation,
Apocalpyse Now). David Lynch
/ Alan Splet (Eraserhead, Blue
Velvet). Films studied include Psycho,
The Haunting, 2001, Alien,
The Exorcist, Blair Witch Project,
Eraserhead, The Elephant Man,
Blue Velvet, Texas Chainsaw
Massacre, Seven, and Requiem
for a Dream.
Hosted and produced by Brian
Carpenter, engineer, filmmaker, and composer
for the genre-bending band Beat Circus and leader
of the NYC-based Ghost Train Orchestra. Carpenter
is currently authoring a book on sound design
in horror films.
Co-hosted by Mike Frengel,
PhD in electroacoustic music composition and on
the faculty at Boston Conservatory and Northeastern
University, where he teaches sound design. And
Michael Neel, the writer/director
of Drive-In Horrorshow, which HorrorHound Magazine
calls "a creative spin on throw-back anthology
horror", and a regular guest host on Outside
the Cinema podcast.
Steven Jay Schneider,
PhD in Cinema Studies at NYU and philosophy at
Harvard and editor of several books including
"Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic
Horror" and "Fear Without Frontiers". Steven also
produced the Bravo TV documentary "The Scariest
Moments in Film".
sound designer. Craig Henighan worked on sound
design for films such as Red Dragon
and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream.
Craig Henighan is based out of Los Angeles.
and Ron Nagle interviews courtesy
of Warner Studios.
Ren Klyce, Academy
Award-nominated sound designer best known for
his long-time collaboration with director David
Fincher (Seven, Fight Club).
Interview courtesy of New Line Cinema and Warner
interview courtesy of Artisan Entertainment.
digital download of 16 tracks, 4 hours. Visit
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and Practice. Columbia University Press, 1985.
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Fiction. University of Texas Press, 2007.
Thanks to Matt Ryan, Steven
Jay Schneider, and Stephen Barden & Craig
Henighan at Sound Dogs for their valuable contributions.