Profile: The Trautonium – Forgotten Sounds from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

One of the many things that make 1963 classic The Birds so chilling is the lack of any incidental music or conventional soundtrack. It is perhaps a testament to the faith that Universal Pictures placed in Hitchcock as an auteur that such a move was sanctioned. The prevailing wisdom being that audiences were incapable of responding properly to the emotions present in a scene if … Continue reading Profile: The Trautonium – Forgotten Sounds from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds