Pablo Lorenzana’s Emergence (2012)

soundtrack: cello, field recordings

For Pablo Lorenzana’s Emergence, I wanted to create a seamless connection between the score and the environment–as if the environment pictured is actually constructed by music or musical sounds–to fully immerse the audience in the world created by Lorenzana’s drawings.

The cello recordings function both as score and sound effects/environmental sound to support not just the action on screen, but also to address the formal qualities and movement of the drawings themselves. Like the image, the sound is simultaneously dissonant and consonant, hopeless and hopeful.

Screened at Strange Beauty Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2013.