I got started as a children’s librarian in Wyoming. I loved performing zany storytimes for the kids.
Back in the olden days of the 1990’s we did a lot of community outreach. Storytimes in schools
and daycares, retirement homes and community centers, buses and cattle crossings, I even had a story show on the radio!
I’m originally from the faraway land of Flori-bama. I never thought that making noises with my mouth would take me to libraries around the world. I have picked up a lot of sound effects
from a lot of cultures!
I still enjoy seeing kids holding “Dinosaur Roar!”. Growling and stomping their feet as they leave the library.
Browse the posts below to see what kind of creative cacophony I can bring to your patrons!
The science of sound from a motor mouth at Mach 1!
Readin’ at the Speed of SOUND!
……….Talk about your accelerated reader! Heeeyooooh!
What is a sonic boom? Why can’t I hear a dog whistle? What was the first human invention to break the sound barrier? Did dinosaurs break the sound barrier? How do we humans mimic sound? These questions and many more will be answered by the Noiseguy as we explore the science of how sound is produced in Nature and by humans!
Listen and learn as language, loudness and laughter take the lead in the library. Charlie is a vocal sound impressionist, author and a kids comedian. On the entertainer list, he is under the category “other.”
During this noisy show there will be sound wordplay where we look at words that imitate the sounds they represent, such as hiss, boom, growl, and chirp. This onomatopoeia enriches language, allowing us to capture sound in writing. We will discuss and pick the top 10 noises we love and hate. Participants will help select the sounds, and categorize them. An imagination improv!
THEN. Listen with your eyes closed as Noiseguy take you on an audio vacation. Are you in the jungle, at the beach or at the North pole? A fun guessing game! Sound creates atmosphere and has emotional value. See how important sound is in language as we consider the differences in animal onomatopoeia. (Meow Meow, Bow Wow Wow)
Watch a 2 minute fairy tale performed JUST using sound.
We’ll also explore how sound is produced, like a boom of a thunderclap. We’ll discover how sound travels using vibration and sound waves. Of course Noiseguy will do the wave-thing with the slinky. See how a microphone can make you LOUDER! Eat yer heart out, Dewey Decibel!
We’ll even use our voices as a sound effect instrument! Kids will learn some funny new noises to imitate for their spoken reading. They will leave with a new appreciation for the world of sound around them.
OK OK OK…
here’s what the show is really about:
BEING NOISY IN THE LIBRARY!
A dirt bike, a bulldozer, a monster truck and a kid with a shovel. What do they all have in common? They are noisy and like to play in the mud!
Charlie Williams is an underground comic and a vocal sound impressionist, better known as “the Noiseguy.” He is a mud-slingin’, noise-makin’ kids comedian! He’ll take you on an audio off-road adventure to get down to the nitty gritty. You won’t believe your ears!
See the story of Henry Ford’s first car race! Learn to imitate a dirt bike and a monster truck! Marvel at a true master of seismic shenanigans! Fun for the whole family.
A gooey, yummy, zany, funny puppet show based on Marcia Vaughan’s popular books “Wombat Stew” and “SNAP!”
Enjoy the kookaburra song! See a treefrog play a didgeridoo! Learn about the differences and similarities of Australian culture!
Brimming with stories, songs and lively puppets, this VARIETY show is noisy fun for all ages.
Written, adapted and produced by
Charlie “the Noiseguy” Williams, it is performed by the Sound Safari Players!
The plot: A chipper American Squirrel sets off for Australia to get a picture of the majestic Blue Tongue Lizard! Along the way, he meets a platypus who introduces him to the locals.
Will the little squirrel get a snap of the blue tongue?
Filled with hilarious Australian animal puppets and amazing Australian sound effects it’s fun for the whole family!
Running time- 40 minutes.
Full production stage, 4X6 feet, with amplified sound. Please allow 45 minutes for setup and take-down.
Yes, onomatopoeia, parody, storytelling, comedy and illustration!
Noisy Tales, in story and cartoon form. Fun for all ages! A real doodle rumpus.
Charlie tells stories using an array of realistic sound effects, funny voices and zany humor. Students will learn there are many different voices for storytelling. It’s OK to tell it your way.
There are several basic examples of stories per program.
1. Reading a story out-loud!
2. Creating your own story using a storyboard of drawings or cartoons!
3. Retelling a folk or fairy tale in your own words and style!
4. Icing: And of course, how to add sounds for your own storytelling ambiance.
Imagine Jack using a chainsaw to chop down the beanstalk. Imagine the tortoise and the hare racing in their noisy cars. Picture the Brementown musicians doing disco. Picture Goldilocks kicking in the bear’s cottage door.