“From the sounds of machinery, to the rushing of crystal-clear streams, Sydney is a sonic mosaic, complex and full of contradictions.”
“The deep calm, serenity emanating from the soundscapes of natural places, exists all around us, even though its survival is threatened by having to coexist with a frantically busy city under constant change and construction.”
Behind the Scenes
The last winter
ConceptTravel through Sydney with Anomie listening to the sounds around us, rhythmically abstracted and constructed from the iconic city scenes, and the incredible natural environment.
Recorded with a specially designed and “divined” microphone stick, the film focuses conceptually on the dynamic struggle between the diverse and “at-risk” environments and cultures of Sydney, a frantically busy city heaving with the sounds of constant change and construction.
From the sounds of machinery, to the rushing of crystal-clear streams, Sydney is a sonic mosaic, complex and full of contradictions. I’m aiming to share this juxtaposition through sound and vision, and the Behind the Scenes video follows me around with my divining stick as I capture the city I was born in from a deeply personal perspective. To exemplify these two faces of Sydney life, I’ve used found sound rhythms, fast-paced editing and time-lapse, contrasted with stretched out pedal tones counterpointing dramatically orchestrated sounds of the bushland environment.
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