created Soundtrack as background music for part of a
video project by the e-team, an
artist duo comprising Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht. The
piece, called 1.1 Acre Flat Screen, is a project
involving real estate auctions, land surveying, wild west style
adventure, train heists with remote control helicopters, convenience
store entrepreunership, and other seemingly incompatible activities.
To find out more about the piece, visit the e-team's site here where
you can view a transcript of the video.
The e-team created a surreal, "kind-of-classic-cowboy-western"
movie (but not really at all) in the middle of their video, and
asked me to write some music for it. Franzy gave me a copy of the
video on CD that she had mocked up with several Enino Morricone
clips. Using the clips as a guide for the musical atmosphere to
be created, I made Soundtrack in
my home studio using MOTU's Digital Performer, a cheap Sony microphone,
and every musical instrument I had at my immediate disposal (see
instrumentation list above). The result is nothing like Morricone,
but I enjoyed working in the "strictly sound" domain,
not using any sort of notation or musical charts- just winging
it with a digital recording machine and lots of various noise makers