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Shumofon [Shumophone] (Russ.: ‘noisephone’)locked

  • Hugh Davies
  •  and Andrei Smirnov


Monophonic electronic instrument constructed about 1955 at the Sound Recording Institute in Moscow by Igor D. Simonov. Simonov worked at the acoustics laboratory of the Moscow Conservatory in the 1930s, and in the late 1940s made an electronic harmonium. The Shumofon was used in the Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirill Kondrashin and the Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television (Moscow) conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, but was primarily used in films and broadcasting to make sound effects, such as birdsong and singing wind (as in Nikolay Kryukov’s score for ...

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