Volume 1: calls and chants. Voices in calls and chants form fascinating musical types: commands and commentaries, announcements and auctions, prayer and protest, taunts, game and crowd chants. Ordinary, everyday speech is transformed into call or chant or heightened speech under a number of conditions: when the message is of high importance or because the sound must travel a considerable distance, or when the message is repeated endlessly. This is the first CD in a continuing collection, covering the familiar sounds of New Zealand.
1h 6m 12s
1 sound disc (66 min., 12 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Asia Pacific Archive, School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington