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Oksijan premieres at London Film Festival

Our latest film soundtrack commission was for new short Oksijan based on an incredible true story of a 7 year old Afghan refugee escaping war and facing the terrifying journey that ensues. Produced by Emmy award-winning writer/director Edward Watts and Oscar-winning Director of Photography Michael Paleodimos, it premieres at this year’s BFI London Film Festival!

Cast and crew screening of Oksijan

BIG’s Martian City on Earth

We went intergalactic for the soundtrack to the new Bjarke Ingels design for a proposed Mars Science City, which will operate as a space simulation campus near Dubai where scientists will work on the Mars mission. It will be the largest space simulation city ever built, check out the film below and a feature in Dezeen.

 

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.

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.

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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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.

Shooting Ourselves: The Soundtrack

O ur latest feature film soundtrack project has taken us on an exploration of the international arms trade. Shooting Ourselves is the fascinating new documentary by Christine Cynn (co-director of award-winning The Act of Killing). Filmed entirely on the set of participatory theatre piece by Rimini ProtokollSituation Rooms this new film continues the exploration of performance and violence begun in The Act of Killing and features a rare ensemble of people whose lives are intimately connected to weapons. From a former child soldier from D.R. of Congo, to a munitions factory worker in Switzerland, to a former Israeli sniper, to a hacker from the U.S.

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Sound and Vision: Nike YO’HOOD Shangai

We had a lot of fun with our ever expanding modular synth, shredding some footwear inspired sound in recent collaboration with Rosie Lee and squint/opera for Nike at YO’HOOD Shanghai, a series of animations celebrating the iconic original Waffle Racer to the 2016 Air Mag.

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Scoring Abraham Cruzvillegas’ Empty Lot for Tate Modern

Tate Modern asked us to score their short documentary about their Turbine Hall commission by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot.

Shot by Martin Hampton over several months during the development of the commission, the film gives us a behind the scenes look at Cruzvillegas’ artistic process, whilst the protraits of the finished work on the eve of the opening allow for some detailed musical moments that play on the anticipation and hope encapsulated by the piece.

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