Here is a trailer for ‘The Song’, a project we have mentioned in a previous post, and are currently searching for funding to make.
The trailer focuses on one character as he traverses a bleak English landscape. The longer version will bring in two other characters in different parts of Europe, all heading towards the sound of the song. We made it to test our concept, and to pilot the idea. We think it works pretty well, and we hope you enjoy it!
Description: The Song is comprised of B&W analogue stills. This resonates with the film’s themes in that most technology has been lost in a bleak post-apocalyptic world where only John Cage’s composition ‘As Slow As Possible (ASLAP)’ exerts any true meaning and where powerful and contested religious beliefs have grown around ‘the Composer’ and the possibilites of a new dawn upon the sounding of The Song’s final note.
Visually The Song pays homage to Chris Marker’s powerful cinematic essay narrative La Jetée. Aurally it credits John Cage’s legacy by placing central emphasis on the sound design as a whole, not separating musical and environmental sounds, but creating a powerful sonic entity which along with narrative becomes the driving force imbuing the images.
“Silence is not acoustic. It is a change of mind, a turning around.” (John Cage)