Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Hotel Nepenthe: Sounds

Creepy Hotel Hallway, Shanghai, China
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Holiday Weekend in Shanghai 04.10.09 - 04.13.09

Cars -- driving, starting & revving,

Doors opening & slamming closed

Baby cries

A Terrifying Sound

Street & traffic

Televisions on 4 channels overlapping -- game shows, soap operas, old movies, news reports

Car crashes

An old Elevator -- doors opening, gears whirring, dings on arrival

Footsteps in corridors

Keys in locks

Doors slamming

Sex noises, heavy breathing, masturbation

Game show buzzers, bleeps, dings

Cell phone rings / musical ringtones

Breaking glass

Telephone rings

Applause / studio audience responding with oohs, ahhs, and etc.

Clock ticking - slowing down and speeding up

Musical Themes by Angelo Badalamenti ("Twin Peaks," "Mulholland Drive," "Blue Velvet")

Musical themes by Ennio Morricone (From the Album "Crime and Dissonance")

Musical Themes from Hitchcock Films ("Rope," "Vertigo")

Horror Movie Themes: "Halloween" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street "

Franz Schubert's setting for Ave Maria

Game show themes

Porno movie soundtrack (bow-chicka-bow-wow)

Theme from Bewitched

Theme from The Odd Couple

Theme from Knight Rider

Theme from One Day at a Time

Theme from The Six Million Dollar Man

Theme from Wonder Woman

I Want the One I Can't Have  - The Smiths

Heal the World  - Michael Jackson

Afternoon Delight -  Starland Vocal Band

Bohemian Rhapsody  - Queen

Hell of a Life -  Kanye West

Stairway to Heaven -  Led Zeppelin

Wake Me Up -  Wham!

(Note: This is a list of sounds our director, David Gammons, created for the play.  Strange to see them all listed here like this...)

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