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Is there a Sound of Fear?

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:48:49 +0000

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Panellist Robert Barry reports back from Sound and Music's Sound of Fear event at Vision Sound Music last month and ponders some of the questions raised by the event's discussions and performances.
By Robert Barry

The outer forms of events have a habit of following their content.

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Esmerine: organic sound and vision

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:44:11 +0000

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Esmerine live, by Susan Moss
Beckie Foon of Esmerine and A Silver Mt Zion talks us through her bands’ collaborations with film and video
By Frances Morgan

The music of Canadian band Esmerine, with its swooping strings and rippling tuned percussion, has a certain cinematic feel.

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Jonny Trunk's Soundtrack Shuffle

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:48:35 +0000

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An exclusive soundtrack mix by Jonny Trunk for Sound on Film

Jonny Trunk set up Trunk Records in the 1990s to share his passion for the strangest corners of music's back catalogue, collecting and re-relea

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Sounds of the Undergound: The Miners' Hymn

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:06:26 +0000

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Sophie Mayer watches and listens to Bill Morrison and Jóhann Jóhannsson’s The Miner’s Hymns, and uncovers some other meetings of music and mines on film
By Sophie Mayer

Bill Morrison’s latest film, The Miners’ Hymn, acts as a reminder of the inextricable entwining of mining and music.

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Five questions for: People Like Us

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 08:53:04 +0000

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People Like Us performing Genre Collage in Vancouver
Audio-visual collage artist Vicki Bennett, aka People Like Us, talks about her new piece 'Horror Collage', commissioned by Sound and Music for Vision Sound Music.

Under the name People Like Us, Vicki Bennett creates unexpected and often darkly funny meetings of sound and visual material.

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The sound of Soviet Science Fiction

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:52:35 +0000

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Solaris
Robert Barry explores the soundtracks of Eduard Artemiev, best known for his work with Andrei Tarkovsky, whose films are among the many celebrated at BFI’s Kosmos season of Soviet SF films.
By Robert Barry

Eduard Artemiev first met Andrei Tarkovsky at a house party thrown by the painter, Mikhail Romadin, in the spring of 1970.

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Found Soundtracks: Decoder

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:27:13 +0000

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Geeta Dayal dissects Decoder, a dystopian 1980s oddity about the power of 'anti-Muzak', inspired by William Burroughs and featuring a compelling Industrial soundtrack.
By Geeta Dayal

"Playing back recordings of an accident can produce another accident," wrote William S Burroughs in his 1970 tract, The Electronic Revolution.

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Music and film in the Middle East

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:21:13 +0000

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Santuri (Dariush Mehrjui)
A report from London's recent Festival of Music in Middle Eastern Cinema.
By Leili S Mohammadi

A new film festival focusing on music in Middle Eastern cinema – from music documentaries and ethnographic film to soundtrack composition – launched in May with a week of screenings and discuss

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In the mix: The Great White Silence

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:40:25 +0000

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Still from The Great White Silence
Simon Fisher Turner explains how he created a new score for The Great White Silence, a recently restored silent film from 1924 about Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition.
By Frances Morgan

Just before the First World War, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of explorers to Antarctica, hoping to plant the British flag at the South Pole.

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Composer's perspective: Dustin O'Halloran

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:50:42 +0000

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Dustin O'Halloran
Composer and pianist Dustin O’Halloran is becoming increasingly well-known for his film scores. He tells us about his experiences working with the medium.
By Dustin O'Halloran

Composer, pianist and one half of avant-pop duo Devics, Dustin O’Halloran is becoming increasingly well-known for his film scores.

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