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Ed Eagan's Beautiful Simple Magical Object
Film: 26 Apr 2008
By: EdmundEagan
$12
http://www.hotdocs.ca/
http://www.twelfthroot.com/broadcastwork/Flicker.html

Listen for Edmund Eagan's Kyma/Continuum/Serge drenched score on Nik Sheehan's new documentary, Flicker: the True Story of Brion Gysin and the Dream Machine, premiering at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. Eagan's score is perfectly evocative of the era and of the questions being explored by Gysin in his collaborations with William S Burroughs. The score features extensive use of Kyma, analog synthesizers and the Continuum to help bring to life Gysin's art, friendships, ideas and his fascination with self-identity. A sonic four channel interpretation of the Dream Machine was created using a Serge modular synthesizer, which could then be selectively tuned to harmonize within the various movements of the musical score. The voice of Marianne Faithfull (one of the principal characters in the documentary) was sampled and analysed within Kyma to create time variant deliveries of the phrase "beautiful, simple, magical object." Granular ambiences, modal tone shaping, formant shifted voices and numerous other Kyma sounds were played on the Continuum with the assistance of Wacom Tablet and Wiimote control input. Listen to the trailer and a sampling of the music here.


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