Gorillaz “Humanz” campaign wins Cannes Lions

Big congrats to B-Reel for winning four Lions at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for their hugely successful work on the Gorillaz Humans campaign, we had great fun doing the VO record and final mix on this film about the project.

 

 

Shooting Ourselves Wins Best Documentary Feature at AFFL 2017

Shooting Ourselves won Best Documentary Feature at the Architecture Film Festival London this weekend!! Big congratulations to director Christine Cynn and producer Kristian Mosvold, brilliant to have worked on such a remarkable film.

Out of this large pool of submissions, four outstanding works have emerged. Our competition jurors Ollie Alsop, Penelope Haralambidou, and Daniel Schwartz were impressed by the innovation, intelligence, and craft displayed by each of the films.

More on this project here.

Coda to Coda in Electronic Sound Magazine Issue 29

We talked to the good people of Electronic Sound Magazine about what we do at Coda to Coda and how we made our first algorithmic soundscape for the Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London.

..as you walk around the exhibition what you’re hearing is a soundtrack unique to your visit. It will never sound the same twice.

What’s more it could just go on regenerating forever. Head not leaking quite enough? The real kicker is that while you’re there, unless someone points all this out to you, the sound is just part of the experience.

Electronic Sound have even made a mixtape to accompany the issue, featuring yours truly alongside Wax Trax!, Saint Etienne, ABBA, Jane Weaver, Coda To Coda, Midge Ure, The Associates, Can, DJ Food and much more, so get yourself a copy and your ears around this..

 

Robots: The Making of an Algorithmic Soundscape

Much of what we think of as ‘musical’ nowadays is the result of the feedback between musicians and instrument makers. The piano is an embodiment of both a mathematical and physical solution to the concept of musical harmony.. The piano’s mechanism also invites us to consider the possibility that something other than human fingers might also play it.

If you want to find out more about Will and Sam’s inspirations and ideas behind the algorithmic soundscape check out their piece on the Science Museum Blog.

The Sound of Protest – ‘People Power: Fighting for Peace’ Exhibition Soundscape

We were commissioned to create an immersive 24 speaker soundscape for the latest Imperial War Museum London exhibition People Power: Fighting For Peace. Each zone of the exhibition is dedicated to a different era of the anti-war movement, spanning from WW1 to the present day, and our brief was to recreate the sounds of protest particular to each period. It was great to return to the IWM after working on their permanent First World War galleries, which opened 2015.

“I can’t wait to work with them again. They really took our gallery to a new level with their high quality work.” – Philip Clevberger, Digital Media Developer, IWM London
“they did a brilliant job with the soundscape. It works perfectly within the space and achieves everything we wanted it to in complimenting the exhibition content and enhancing the visitor experience” – Rawiya Jenkins, Exhibitions Manager, IWM London
★★★★ – “there’s an infinite number of very real stories to be told – and that’s where the IWM really get things right… the human dimension to this exhibition is what lends it such power”. – Time Out
★★★★ ‘A moving, nuanced look at the anti-war movement across the decades’ – Telegraph

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Robots: The Exhibition Soundtrack Album

It’s pretty unusual for an exhibition to have its own ‘Greatest Hits’ album, but the collection of machines brought together for Robots at The Science Museum in London was too special to pass up.

Check out this short feature on the project on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House show .. plus a cameo from a real Dalek ..

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Making a Musical Robot for the Science Museum

When we were asked by the Science Museum to create a soundscape for their latest exhibition Robots, we decided to create something for the entire space which was itself robotic. We were given recording access to some amazing robots and machines, sourced recordings through archives and designed and programmed our own interpretations. The result is a generative soundscape that runs across all 7 gallery spaces, issuing from 64 speakers in real time.

Animatronic Baby made by John Nolan Studio

We have a detailed making of video coming out soon, in the meantime, here are some behind-the-scenes snaps from the installation.

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Integrating Sound and Music: Kuro

Kuro is the spell-binding new film by Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko, which premiered at Slamdance this year.

We really enjoyed working on the sound design and the music cues in collaboration with the Directors, helping to shape a narrative experience for the sound that stands apart from, but compliments the film itself.

“..there are a couple of titles with a lot of buzz… but it’s hard to imagine that either of those would be as daring or inventive as Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko’s Kuro.” – Josh Cabrita, Sundance Review for MUBI.

“a new angle of filmic storytelling.” – Drea Clark, Moviemaker

“..a singular and impressively accomplished work of art.” – Christopher Bourne, Screen Anarchy

Watch the trailer after the jump..

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Unveiling Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One is the realisation of Elon Musk’s groundbreaking pneumatic tube transportation technology, allowing passengers to travel faster than the speed of sound.

We were comissioned to write some suitably futuristic music & SFX for Squint/Opera’s film that visualises BIG Architects‘ designs. Listen out for some Buchla-esque complex oscilator modulations juxtaposed with a humerous aside of ‘muzak’ that no futuristic vision should be without.

360 Film for Bjarke Ingels Group: Via 57 West

Bjarke Ingels explains the concept behind the world’s first ‘Courtscraper’, Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower by BIG.

Shot on location in New York, we collaborated with Squint/Opera to explore some of the possibilities of CG and spatial audio for 360 video. The final film was delivered via Youtube 360 and Google Daydream.

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