A collection of sounds to supplement reading of The Sound of Things to Come.


DJ mixes

These mixes are presented as an educational reference and supplement to The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film.

Chapter 1: The Origins of Sonic Science fiction (1924-1950)

This first mix features early film scores, soundtracks, and compositions that influenced the development of sound in the science fiction film, including: early modern explorations of noise and electronic timbre; new futurist instrumentation; early science fiction cinema, particularly Gottfried Huppertz's original score to "Metropolis" (1927) and Arthur Bliss's score to the first science fiction film with sound, "Things to Come" (1936); and the theremin's various appearances in electronic classical music, early film and radio, and pop music.