Sunday, January 30, 2011

the getaway

sam peckinpah - the getaway - 1972

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film



opening sequence drone
(nice loops)


sound editor - michael colgan
sound re-recording mixer - richard portman
sound editor - josef von stroheim
sound mixer - charles m. wilborn
sound re-recordist (uncredited) - walter a. gest

Thursday, January 27, 2011

the power of christ compels you


william friedkin - the exorcist - 1973
(original version)

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film



max von sydow & the devil - iraq



train / father, would you help an old alter boy



leaving hospital / drone




devil speaking + analysis of tape (some dialogue edited out)


also worthy of mention, the iraq sequence with vernacular music, then blacksmiths hammering, then a clock ticking


music:
- krzysztof penderecki & jack nitzsche - iraq
- mike oldfield - georgetown / tubular bells
- anton webern - five pieces for orchestra, op.10
- krzysztof penderecki - polymorphia
- krzysztof penderecki - string quartet (1960)
- harry bee - wind harp
- george crumb - night of the electric insects
- krzysztof penderecki - kanon for orchestra and tape
- mike oldfield - tubular bells
- hans werner henze - fantasia for strings
- the allman brothers -ramlin' man (bar scene)

friedkin said : had he heard the music of tangerine dream earlier, he would have had them score the exorcist. instead, he used modern classical compositions (from wikipedia)

sound - christopher newman
sound (iraq sequence) - jean-louis ducarme
dubbing mixer - buzz knudson
sound effects editors - fred brown & ross taylor
special sound effects - ron nagle, doc siegel, gonzalo gavira, bob fine
sound consultant - hal landaker
music editor - gene marks
the voice of the demon pazuzu - mercedes mccambridge


other films with christopher newman on sound:

- little murders (alan arkin) - 1971
- klute (alan j. pakula) - 1971
- the french connection (william friedkin) - 1971
- the godfather, production sound recordist * (francis ford coppola) - 1972
- mikey and nicky, production sound mixer (elaine may) - 1976
- tender mercies, sound mixer (bruce beresford) - 1983
- amadeus, sound recordist (milos forman) - 1984
- the mosquito coast, production sound recordist (peter weir) - 1986
- the unbearable lightness of being, production sound mixer) (philip kaufman) - 1988
- q & a, sound mixer (sidney lumet) - 1990
- the silence of the lambs, production sound mixer (jonathan demme) - 1991
- the english patient, sound recordist (anthony minghella)- 1996

Monday, January 24, 2011

all of them witches


roman polanski - rosemary's baby - 1968

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film

1. rain to komeda
2. new years, delay
3. rosemary disoriented, new york streets
4. phonebooth
5. elevator (some dialogue cut out)
6. rosemary discovers coven
(material not on ost)

(link expired)

also worthy of mention:
dream sequences
exaggerated clock ticking after child birth

music - krzysztof komeda
sound recordist - harold lewis

relevant soundtracks:
- krzysztof komeda - knife in the water - 1962
- krzysztof komeda - the hunger (henning carlsen) - 1966
- krzysztof komeda - cul-de-sac - 1966
- krzysztof komeda - the rearless vampire killers - 1967
- krzysztof komeda - music from the original motion pictures - 8-cd box set

..emphasizing music and sounds as an equal counterpart to images.
manfred eicher on komeda

Saturday, January 22, 2011

slow / the offence

sidney lumet - the offence - 1972

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film


slowed down sound from the opening sequence


sound editor - chris greenham
sound mixer - simon kaye

related recordings:


- keith berry / works
- thomas köner / works
- bass communion - ghosts on magnetic tape - headphone dust - 2004
- andrew chalk & mirror / work
- nurse with wound - salt marie celeste - united dairies - 2003
- colin andrew sheffield / works
- tod dockstader - aerial #1-3 - sub rosa


(thanks to lorrat lmièré for bringing this film to our attention)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

mulholland drive

david lynch - mulholland dr. - 2001

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film




taxi / roy orbison (il n'a pas un orchestre dialogue edited out) / arriving home
drone comes in when singer (rebekah del rio) faints, singing continues



closing montage



sound/music during credit

music - angelo badalamenti, david lynch and john neff
(roy orbison & joe melson)
sound design - david lynch


david lynch - sound, sound design, music, lyrics:

- the alphabet - 1968 (sound)
- the grandmother - 1970 (sound effects)
- eraserhead - 1976 (sound effects, in heaven lyrics)
- the elephant man - 1980 (sound design)
- twin peaks - 1990-1991 (songs/lyrics)
- blue velvet - 1986 (composer: additional music, lyrics)
- wild at heart - 1990 (composer: additional music)
- twin peaks: fire walk with me - 1992 (sound design,
sound re-recording mixer *, additional music)
- hotel room - 1993 (sound design - 3 episodes)
- lost highway - 1997 (sound design, sound re-recording mixer, composer: additional music)
- the straight story - 1999 (sound design)
- mulholland dr. - 2001 (sound design, sound re-recording mixer, composer: additional music)
- inland empire - 2006 (sound design, sound re-recording mixer, additional music)

(many lynch posts forthcoming, above list will be refined some)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

solaris (rezyseria: andreij tarkowski)

andrei tarkovsky (andreij tarkowski) - solaris - 1972

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film


a brief rainfall heard in the first few minutes of the film



beeps heard when kris kelvin and party are watching video interrogation
beeps occur when new person speaks (officially)
(i edited out some dialogue)



driving sequence

andrei tarkovsky - solaris - 1972
music - eduard artemiev
sound - semyon litvinov

related recordings:


- the work of mirror (andrew chalk, christoph heemann & sometimes andreas martin)
specifically solaris - idea - 2002
- eduard artemyev - solaris soundtrack - toei music - 1995
- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa recordings
- deathprod & supersilent recordings (esp. the keyboards)
- arsenije jovanović - galiola: works for radio. 1967-2000 - fo a rm / and/oar - 2008
- various - another kind of language: dedicated to andrei tarkovsky - and/oar
w/ michael northam, jon tulchin, yannick dauby, john hudak and others

Monday, January 17, 2011

phantom broadcast

fritz lang - das testament des dr. mabuse - 1933

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film



sound from opening sequence (factory sounds)


fritz lang - das testament des dr. mabuse - 1933
music - hans erdmann
sound - adolf jansen
sound editor - conrad von molo

see older post for images *


related recordings:


- jonathan coleclough / moments
- work by john duncan
(phantom broadcast - allquestions - 2002)
- lawrence english - incongruous harmonies - touch - 2010
- philip jeck / moments
- lethe / moments
- the work of daniel menche
- colin andrew sheffield / moments
- matt shoemaker / moments
- yellow swans - going places - type - 2010
- yellow swans - being there - type - 2010

Saturday, January 15, 2011

by the throat

carroll ballard - never cry wolf - 1983

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film



intro music / train






wolf dream no. one / waking to hear baby mice




taking photos & nature sounds (w/ minor edits)



wolf dream no. two




caribou drone


music - mark isham
sound design - alan splet

also worthy of mention is the ice cracking sequence


other films with alan splet (cello player)
as sound designer:

"alan's strength, in my book, is based on 2 things.
one - his love of music. he loved classical music, .... rock and roll
didn't really exist for alan. he had a huge collection of classical
music. and his love and knowledge of electronics. he was a
creative engineer, he was a one man band...."
david lynch

"he was so good with music that he could slide a
few notes out so that no one could detect what he had done"
philip kaufman

w/ david lynch
- the grandmother - 1970
- eraserhead - 1976
- the elephant man - 1980
- dune - 1984
- blue velvet - 1986

w/ carroll ballard
- the black stallion - 1979

w/ philip kaufman
- the unbearable lightness of being - 1988

w/ peter weir
- the mosquito coast - 1986
- dead poets society - 1989

also
- days of heaven (special audio assistant) - 1978


related recordings:

- ben frost - by the throat - bedroom community - 2009
- the recordings of chris watson
- the recordings of yannick dauby
- the ambient work of brian eno (into)
- the recordings of john grzinich
- daniel menche - wolf's milk - utech records - 2007

(thanks to t. for supplying some nice splet links)

Friday, January 14, 2011

it is as if he had stolen it

joseph cornell - rose hobart - 1936

sound, sound design, music in film

classic drone series - joseph cornell - rose hobart
music - nestor amaral and orchestra, looped

(link expired)

(thanks to sofia d'église for capturing sound)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

redrum



stanley kubrick - the shining - 1980

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film




3 big wheel riding sequences combined
(big wheel sounds most likely created in post production,
but the visceral qualities of the steadicam
camerawork give it a sync sound quality)




bathroom scene

music:
- béla bartók - music for strings, percussion and celesta
- györgy ligeti - lontano
- krzysztof penderecki - utrenja, the awakening of jacob, de natura sonoris no. 2
- wendy carlos & rachel elkind - main theme, rocky mountains

sound editor - dino di campo
sound editor - jack t. knight
sound editor - winston ryder
sound recordist - ivan sharrock & richard daniel

related music, see previous kubrick posts * **

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

jupiter and beyond the infinite





stanley kubrick - 2001: a space odyssey - 1968

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film

17 minutes from the last part of the film jupiter and beyond the infinite
(taken from the film, not the ost)

(link expired)

also worthy of mention are the dawn of man sequences
and the ambient sections in space

music - györgy ligeti
sound editor - winston ryder
sound supervisor - a.w. watkins
sound mixer - h.l. bird
(made in 70mm format, with a six-track stereo magnetic soundtrack)


other films with winston ryder
as sound editor/designer:
"he had a unique ability to create atmospheres through
the skillful and selective use of sounds"
les hodgson

great expectations - 1946
oliver twist - 1948
breaking the sound barrier - 1952
summertime - 1955
the bridge on the river kwai - 1957
lawrence of arabia - 1962
doctor zhivago - 1965
the red tent - 1969
ryan's daughter - 1970/1
the last tycoon - 1976
the shining - 1980
w/ dino di campo & jack t. knight
heaven's gate - 1980

related recordings:

brian eno - apollo: atmospheres and soundtracks
morton feldman - neither, for samuel beckett
(and other late orchestral works)
györgy ligeti
krzysztof penderecki
giacinto scelsi
alfred schnittke
see previous post on a clockwork orange *

Sunday, January 9, 2011

no time for the old in and out love. i've just come to read the meter



stanley kubrick - a clockwork orange - 1971

sound, sound design, music in film

classic drone series - stanley kubricks's a clockwork orange
electronic music composed and realised by walter or wendy carlos
sound editor - brian blamey




related recordings:

- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa - víkinga brennivín - helen scarsdale agency - 2005
- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa - drykkjuvísur ohljódanna - helen scarsdale agency - 2006
- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa - space finale - editions mego - 2010

- leif inge - 9 beet stretch

- deathprod - deathprod boxset - rune grammofon - 2004
- deathprod - 6-track - rune grammofon - 2006
- supersilent - supersilent 1-3 - rune grammofon - 1997
- supersilent - supersilent 4 - rune grammofon - 1998
- supersilent - supersilent 5 - rune grammofon - 2001
- supersilent - supersilent 6 - rune grammofon - 2003
- supersilent - supersilent 7 - rune grammofon - 2005
- supersilent - supersilent 8 - rune grammofon - 2007
- supersilent - supersilent 9 - rune grammofon - 2009
- supersilent - supersilent 10 - rune grammofon - 2010
- supersilent - supersilent 11 - rune grammofon - 2010


this is a new series which will be exclusive for the most part on the art of memory for a while.
the concentration is on sound, sound design & music in film, and the influence these soundtracks have had on contemporary drone music*.

there will be references to contemporary recordings that have some kind of connection to the film, these connections are just heard by us here at the art of memory, and are mainly the first ones that came to mind.


*the word drone music is used because other words don't seem appropriate, but it can include - field recording, experimental, electronic, other, etc.
the word is also used because it references works by artists such as la monte young, charlemagne palestine, eliane radigue, phill niblock, yoshi wada, hermann nitsch, krzysztof penderecki and john cage (his number pieces).
these artists have greatly shaped the way we hear things at the art of memory (a kind of filter).