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THE SOUND OF STORY: ROAD

PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL


17 & 18 NOVEMBER 2015
BRIGHTON


AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING


Road is an immersive non-linear screen work for public spaces. Inspired by the relationship between freedom and technology, it takes us on a journey across five states in the iconic American Southwest.

Conceived to explore the potential of chromarithm, an algorithm created by filmmaker Nick Driftwood, to drive music and sound, the work enables us to literally hear the landscapes shifting. The algorithm maps and interprets the data of clusters of pixels – containing information about chrominance, luminance and motion vectors from codec streams – and repurposes it to power other systems. From this, composer Kevin Matthews created an original score, imagining the sounds of topographical features and meteorological conditions to create a unique interpretation of ‘place’. The end result – humanity and technology moving forward in harmony.

Road is a collaboration between Brighton-based filmmaker and videographer Nick Driftwood; composer and musician Kevin Matthews; and creative producer Donna Close (former Artistic Director of White Night, an all-night arts festival in Brighton)

The screening is free to attend and will be running at Lighthouse and open to the public during the below hours, with filmmaker Nick Driftwood available to discuss the technical aspects of the film.

Date: 18 November
Times: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: Free

ABOUT THE SOUND OF STORY
The Sound of Story offers filmmakers, composers and sound practitioners a chance to gain new skills and knowledge from a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals.

The Sound of Story is sponsored by Goldcrest and takes place during Brighton’s annual film festival, CINECITY. The workshop programme is supported by Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.


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