Optical Sound, Tracked

A collection of work which plays with the sonic and the seen. Many of the works here engage materially with the idea of image as sound, sound as image

Weekend
Regi: Walter Ruttmann
Tyskland 1930
Med lydspor
11min

A radio cinema piece, made using elemental cine sound recordings. An aural montage that predates much later French experiments in musique concrete.

Jerome Noetinger
Regi: Stefano Canapa
Italia 2018
35mm
12min

Solo in front of the camera, the musician/improviser Jérôme Noetinger plays his reel to reel tape recorder, he manipulates a complex sonic organism through the power of recording and playback – using microphonic captures, electromagnetic static, and random radio.

Notes From Light Music
Regi: Lis Rhodes
Storbritannia 1975-77
12min

A compressed, single-screen version of Rhodes’ famous fusion of optical sound and image. The «score» in this work is divided into five movements which are characterised by their differing duration, pitch and accent of sounds.

Railings
Regi: Guy Sherwin
Storbritannia 1977
16mm
7min

This particular film makes use of the aural effect of visual perspective; the steeper the perspective on the railings, the closer the intervals of black and white, and the higher the frequency of sound.

Soundtrack
Regi: Guy Sherwin
Storbritannia 1977
16mm
9min

A continuous take through the open window of a train travelling at high speed horizontal divisions create the synchronised soundtrack to the film. Here distance (perspective) affects pitch, and tonality affects volume.

Primal
Regi: Vicky Smith
Storbritannia 2016
16mm
10min

Primal is an abstract raw animation made directly onto the filmstrip. Light is released from the unprocessed film. Sounds are created through rubbing materials against the mic and emphasize the rudimentary urgency of the visual marks.

Abject Noise
Regi: Bea Haut
Storbritannia 2014
16mm
3min

Dissolving the usual boundaries of framing and structure, this is an extended format film, asking the viewer to see what isn’t in view and to hear the shape of things.

The Sound Drift
Regi: Stefano Canapa
Italia 2019
35mm
8min

Using the soundtrack of Canapa’s previous film Jérome Noetinger, Canapa replaces the filmed image with the optical soundtrack as image, with hypnotic effect.

Teknisk informasjon om filmen Optical Sound, Tracked
Attributt Verdi
Spilletid 1t 20m (80 minutter)
Produsert Diverse 1930
Regi Diverse
Tekst Utekstet
Aldersgrense 15 år
Visningsformat 16mm