Dawn Hartley’s R & D Online Project May 2020

I wrote and recorded the music for this film edited by Dawn Hartley. 

The dancers responded to two tasks set by Dawn and once she had created the edit, we talked about the strangeness of Lockdown and the idea of the sound being brash, inhuman, stark, uncomfortable and unmusical. I came up with the ideas of using reverb and delay as an analogy to the distance of the camera.  I wanted a slightly manic vibe, echoing the editing and programmed a track of underlying beats using a moving low pass filter. We talked about introducing real instruments and I used some audio from the dancers’ films which I processed.