Sound-Crossed Lovers A story of two children with different accents: one British, one Spanish. Now they are adults who are engaged to be married, and have lost their accents. But they each discovered tapes of themselves as children, each singing "Old MacDonald Had A Farm."
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Sound-Crossed Lovers

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Sound-Crossed Lovers

Sound-Crossed Lovers

Lost and Found Sound: Two People Find Their Accents

Sound-Crossed Lovers

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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Produced by Art Silverman.

This is a story about losing one's original voice and later finding it on a recording.

Quest for Soundâ„¢ Curator Jay Allison got a call from Aviva Barraclough of Los Angeles telling him about tapes she made as a four-year-old. At the time she had just moved to America with her mother. Her father remained in England when the family separated. On the tapes, she is a sweet, little English-accented girl. She's another person now, and this tape is a record of her youth. What's more, she's now engaged to Kelvin Watkins, a British-accented man of the same age (27) who also has tapes from his childhood: in Venezuela, where he was born. Both share a transfer of accents from their pasts; and both sing "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" on their tapes.