If you were born in the 70s, these video clips might trigger some memories. I post them because I recall being fascinated with the sound editing of these PBS films back in 1st grade. In my opinion, sounds are just as able to "bring you back" to a time period as a color palette is (e.g., the way Polaroids make you think "this is seedy!" or Technicolor makes you think, "Hey, is this 1965?")
The Inside|Out series taught kids how to be introspective and considerate. I recall that each episode had a brief 2-second long high-pitched tone that would sound during psychodramatic freeze frames. Why on earth did I remember something I saw as a seven-year old?
If any of this resonates with you, check out the band Boards of Canada. Their songs are composed of so-called found sounds.
- "Inside Out" Bully Part 1 (tell me you don't remember this!) The theme music is so deeply rooted in my brain that my spine practically gets goosebumps. The weird tone is around 4:00.
- Ending credits for "Thinkabout"
- The "Thinkabout" intro with the kid's glowing silhouette
- A video history of several years of the PBS logo (was I the only person slightly freaked out by that P-Head thing?)
- Opening credits of "Big Blue Marble"
- Mark, Trini, and Lisa on "3-2-1 Contact"
- Fine, here you go: "Great Space Coaster"
ps Here's a Boards of Canada video for you. It's all about the tone color.
If that floats your boat, try this and this.