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How do you make all the sounds?

How do you make all the sounds?

How do you make all the sounds?

Here’s a fun question we get quite often…

At DuffleBag we do a lot of physical comedy — and physical comedy is made extra funny with noticeable, amplified sounds. And with the minimal technology we use — that means we have to get pretty creative. Sometimes we rely on the narrator who has the microphone to make sound effects such as a “boom” sound when somebody falls down. Other times the individual actors make the sounds for themselves — for example, the “cling-clang” sounds in a sword fight. And other times we use props such as the trunk for a galloping horse, or a container in the back to make big booming footsteps. A whole lot of creativity and experimentation goes into creating the basic sounds — and then of course our audiences’ imaginations help by taking what the narrator describes and enhancing those minimal effects we create. So it’s a team effort!