Philip V.W. Dodds, credited as Phil Dodds, was an audio engineer who appeared in the motion picture “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. Working for ARP Instruments, Inc., Phil was on the set to install and manage the ARP 2500 synthesizer used in the movie to play the five alien tones, and to program it for the sounds the filmmakers wanted. He had performed a similar function on other science fiction films, such as Logan’s Run, and some of the early Star Trek movies.
RIP synth guy from Close Encounters
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