Friday, April 25, 2008

Bebe Barron, dead at 82

Bebe Barron, 82, Pioneer of Electronic Scores, Is Dead

Bebe Barron, the female half of the musical team that composed the groundbreaking music score for the classic Science Fiction film "Forbidden Planet", has died:

...Bebe Barron, who with her husband Louis composed the first electronic score for a feature film — the eerie gulps and burbles, echoes and weeeoooos that accentuated invisible monsters and robotic creatures in the 1956 science-fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” — died Sunday in Los Angeles...

Yes, and this was long before digital FX. In other words, they did it all with "vacuum tubes and tape recorders".

(Image: RobotPorn)

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