[sdiy] Russian synthesis in the 1930s: Nikolai Voinov's "Paper Sound"

Oren Leavitt obl64 at ix.netcom.com
Sat May 18 22:25:40 CEST 2019

I have some Epson 3 inch thermal receipt printers, and several rolls of 
thermal receipt paper.

I'm tempted to experiment with a semi modern take on this..

On 5/16/19 1:46 PM, cheater00 cheater00 wrote:
> The remarkable thing about this is that while in the US the state of
> the art in 1932 was something like the Hammond Novachord, which had
> crude enveloping and oscillators that didn't tune too well, this seems
> to be very well in tune, and clearly has ADSR per voice, maybe even
> per note.
>  From the video description:
> Nikolai Voinov (1900-1958) demonstrates the techniques of Paper Sound
> and the creation of music for animation. The demonstration includes
> two short animations: "Rachmaninov Prelude", 1932 (1:07) "The Dance of
> the Crow", 1933 (2:11)
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Zb4rso82M
> One of the comments is interesting:
> There's a UK artist from the 40s that used visual 'sound lozenges' on
> a very complicated animation rig. Channel 4 (UK) showed a programme
> about him during the early 90s. The name escapes me sadly..
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