Sound effects master to speak, honk, at USD

Sound effects master to speak, honk, at USD
Fred Newman, extraordinary sound designer and sound effects master for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, will speak at The University of South Dakota in promotion of his book, Mouthsounds, on Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in Slagle Auditorium.

A book signing with Newman will follow the program. The event is free and open to the public.

Throughout his career, Newman has drawn upon his wide variety of talents to work as a writer, an actor and as a puppeteer for Jim Henson. He hosted many shows for Nickelodeon and Disney over the years, including the Mickey Mouse Club and collaborated on sound design for films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Men in Black and Gremlins.�

He has also created voices, music and sound effects for the long-running Nickelodeon and Disney series Doug and went on to win a myriad of awards including Aces, Emmys, Peabodys and Clios.

Mouthsounds is an extensive manual for class clowns, story tellers or anyone who wants to make a splash in almost any social situation. The book offers step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to create a wide variety of sounds using only your voice and mouth.

For example, you can learn to become a human beat box, impersonate an ice cream truck, a growling stomach or even an elephant stampede. Mouthsounds is now available for purchase at Barnes and Noble at USD.�

For more information about this program, please contact Marketing Communications and University Relations at 605-677-5759. You can also see and hear Fred Newman perform during A Prairie Home Companion, broadcasting live from the DakotaDome on Saturday, April 29, at 4:45 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by calling South Dakota Public Broadcasting at 1-800-333-0789.�

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