So recently I pitched an idea that I have been toying with for some time, involving binaural recorded sound with a live performance musical aspect. Here’s how it went down.
I am extremely proud to announce that I have been working on a piece of music for an audio/visual exhibition, dealing with the subject of male depression. The aim is to raise awareness of the subject by highlighting the true story of the subjects.
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Recently I have been giving a lot of thought to the concept of background noise, in particular urban environmental soundscapes, and how they affect our mental state. Health concerns are a prominent factor of the wall of sound we encapsulate ourselves with. Stress levels are on the rise, and the daily grind stops us from reconnecting with ourselves in a natural way.
It’s been a while, but I’ve decided to put down in writing a few of the projects that I will be working on over the next few weeks. Along with this, I will be writing a few accounts of a recent project which has now been completed, named Andy’s Void. For that, I’ll be talking about the process of replacing all of the sound to a piece of film, and how I approached the task of sound designer.
I hope it’ll be informative.
At some point during your journey as a sound practitioner of any description, you will inevitably find yourself with the task of calibration. Coupling this with sound treatment for your room of choice will be one of the most important tasks you undertake to aid your mixing decisions.
Completing a mixdown can be a bit of a task in general. Throw a 1 hour time limit into and all of a sudden your outlook changes. It’s like the curse of the record button… an extra layer of intensity is placed on top and it becomes more of a gameshow challenge where you either rush things and drop the ball, or spend too much time on a mundane task and run out of time.
Directed by Keir Burrows
Running time 6:44
A successful man weaves a poignant story, regarding a chance encounter of an old friend. The unnamed character reminisces over days gone by, and reveals his own fragility through an unwavering self-reflective journal of sorts
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So I decided to put together a few videos covering the sound design and arrangement of each track from Elemental. For those interested, I break down each section of the arrangement in terms of rhythmic, melodic and atmospheric.
If anyone has any questions or would like me to cover a topic in more depth, get in touch and I’ll do my best to cover it.
Below is a playlist of each piece, in the order they are presented.
// Much love
After the health check mentioned in my previous post I decided to find new avenues to explore, and more ground to cover.