But by weird and happy coincidence in April this year C&G Baby Club called Lauren up saying they wanted her help to make ‘scientifically proven happy song for babies’. Lauren called me and, of course, we said yes. With help of FELT music consultancy, they recruited Grammy winner Imogen Heap as the composer and Michael J Ferns and Pretzel Films to film it.
It was a frantic summer but we are very happy with the final song. And while the song is great but you should start by watching the Making of.. video.
Thanks to all the mums, dads and babies who helped with the project. We couldn’t have done it with our small army of tiny music consultants.
Please let us know if it makes your little ones happy too.
We are a little bit early for Halloween but I thought I would share these with you. The spooky consequences of slowing down or shifting the pitch of babies laughter and tears until they sound a bit like adults. The results are unsettling to say the least. First off a friend found a pitch adjusted version of a baby crying.
Worringly, it sounds a bit like sobbing too. Which is interesting in itself since laughter and tears are the first communicative sounds that babies can make. However, when slowed down a little less baby laughter sounds surprisingly normal. The original full speed version is here. I think they sound a lot like legendary British comedian Sid James
I’ve made a soundfile of my seven-month-old, Sam, laughing. He had just sneezed, and I said “Atishooo!” back to him. He thought this was hilarious, particularly as I bounced him up and down as I said it.
I thought you might like to hear it for your project – it’s very cute.
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Sam, 7months laughing at sneezes.]]>
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