Making a Musical Robot for the Science Museum

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hen 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

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uro 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

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Hyperloop One

H
yperloop 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 commissioned to write some suitably futuristic music & SFX for Squint/Opera’s film that visualises BIG Architects designs. Listen out for some Buchla-esque complex oscillator modulations juxtaposed with a humorous 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.

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hot 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.

Shooting Ourselves: The Soundtrack

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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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