A film I made a few years ago called Winter Movement was discussed at the Small Cinema Conference in Romania last week. The film was examined in an excellent paper called the Aesthetics of Landscape Cinema. The paper offers a fresh and engaging view on Landcape Cinema. Here is an excerpt on the audio aspect of the film:
“Often, the only sounds used in landscape films are natural sounds, recorded synchronously with the image, although in some cases, as in Winter movement, the filmmaker has applied sounds at different moments in the film, in a non-diegetic manner. The piece is silent at first and, later, sound comes in in the form of what can be thought to be a musical instrument, but which turns out later to be the sound of an escalator in the airport. The other sounds we hear are the sounds captured in the terminal, such as announcements, engines of vehicles passing by and the recurring noise of the escalator. The piece ends on silence. In Winter Movement, the sounds add a musical dimension to the film, suggested by the title itself.”
Here is a link to the conference. Looked really stimulating.
I was really happy to discover one of my tracks was featured on the Field Reporter’s radio program-the link is here-
Similar to Framework radio, this is one of the best places to visit when it comes to Field Recording. The writing, like the sounds, is rich and illuminating. Here is what they say:
“The Field Reporter is a journal intended to publish exclusive reviews of works that involve the use of field recordings (raw or processed) in their creative process; the reviews are written by artists, curators and label managers that are closely engaged with this line of work.“