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Raise Your Voice
Film: 08 Oct 2004
By: TobiasEnhus

Raise Your Voice (an optimistic film about a young girl from a small town who goes into a depression after losing her brother in a car accident but then finds redemption through music at a performing arts camp in LA) opened in theatres around the US on Friday. Hilary Duff is the headliner but the real star of the show is Kiwi, the quiet loner who uses his laptop to turn the sound of a dropped fork into a masterpiece. The brains behind the music come from Tobias Enhus of MachineHead, who brought his Kyma system and radio baton to the set and coached the young actor who plays Kiwi on how to perform musically convincing gestures using Max Mathew's Radio Baton. Filmed in an old church with smoke machines generating the ambience of a dusty school gymnasium, the final concert scene features 45 seconds of Kiwi's performance filmed by three cameras. The actual sound, though, was generated by Tobias who used his Radio Baton to control Kyma patches while synching to the filmed sequence. Listen for dropped-fork drum loops and glottal pulses stretched or compressed by a wave of the Radio Baton. Rumor has it that during the final concert sequence, you might even catch a glimpse of a certain black box on stage in between shots of audiences members beaming at each other and and nodding their heads to the music. This film promises to start a trend in the industry with Hollywood demanding brainy geeks who know their way around a DSP patch to play all future romantic leads.

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