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Sound studio Siegro

Stichting Film en Wetenschap
Time period: 1940-1970
Number of interviews: 1 (1 person)
Accessibility: Restricted
Transcripts: None
Period of interviews: 1986

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Medium: 1 cassette tape

In the interview, Sieburgh talks about his experiences as a sound engineer. In 1942, together with Koos Groeneveld, he founded the Siegro sound studio in Rotterdam. During the war years, his duties included acting as a “listening post” after radios had to be turned in in the Netherlands and working on (repairing) secret transmitters. Eventually he ended up in the circles of the resistance organization LO-LKP. In 1944 he had to go into hiding for some time. In the last war period and during the liberation, he worked for Radio Herrijzend Nederland. Among other things, he drove around in a report truck of the Internal Armed Forces in order to make as many recordings as possible.


After the war, Sieburgh and Groeneveld continued to expand their sound engineering business, working for professional theater and broadcasters, “doing” radio advertising, and providing sound for films, among other things. For example, Sieburgh made the sound recordings for several documentaries by Herman van der Horst, including ‘t Schot is te boord. In the late 1960s, the company came to an end and Sieburgh continued on his own. Technical matters frequently come up in the interview.