This chapter interrogate two texts – the TV movie The Stone Tape and the theatrical release The Legend of Hell House – which were concerned, in different ways, with scientific investigations into paranormal material, and were both scored by people associated with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Desmond Briscoe and Glynis Jones on the former, Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson on the latter). In the chapter, I explore the ways that electronic sounds were being incorporated into horror productions gradually, and how electronic sound was a particularly key resource at this juncture to create a sense of unease. The use of electronic music is further probed in terms of its ability to interlock with key themes of both texts: slippages between past and present, between science and the paranormal, and the notion of projection.
|Title of host publication||Haunted Soundtracks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Audiovisual Cultures of Memory, Landscape, and Sound|
|Editors||Kevin J. Donnelly, Aimee Mollaghan|
|Place of Publication||London|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781501389566, 9781501389573|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2023|
|Name|| New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media|