Abstract Iterations III

S. (Sabrina) Schmid

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    ‘Abstract Iterations III’ uses the visual animation of ‘Abstract Iterations II’, to explore the relation between abstract imagery and audio further through a new soundtrack. ‘Abstract Iterations III’ has an original soundtrack specifically composed for the visuals of the animation. The second soundscape was composed through Schmid’s collaboration with the Australian-based composer, Paul Fletcher, resulted in the composition of electronic music for the second audio version of the animation. An original electronic music soundscape composed to the same animation, evoked a much more abstracted narrative drama. The soundtrack designed by Fletcher, responds to associations of older and contemporary sounds, including ragtime jazzy drum patterns as rendered by modern digital tools, early electronic sound, analogue, electronic and acoustic sources, with ideas of abstracted narrative drama within, in between and reaching outside of the frames. In parallel to the visuals, the audio uses a combination and iteration of human, grid based and random triggering of pitch and rhythms, aiming for a combination regular and irregular patterns textures and accents.

     ‘Abstract Iterations III’ was selected for the international ‘Punto Y Raya Festival 2016’ (reel 2 programme) screening at the exhibition venue ZKM - Centre for Art and Media Technology (Germany) and selected for the programme ‘Punto y Raya Showcase 2016’ at the ‘Melbourne International Animation Festival 2017’. The film is represented in ‘PyR TV Online Platform & Media Library’ a selective film collection of ‘abstract art in motion’.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016
    EventPunto Y Raya Festival 2016 - ZKM (Centre for Art and Media Technology), Karlsruhe, Germany
    Duration: 20 Oct 201623 Oct 2016


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