transduction twentyfifteen : short film

Country of Production | Estonia
Running Time | 14:52 minutes
Aspect Ratio | 1.78:1
Original Format | HD
Screening Format | H.264, ProRes 422
Produced by: maaheli editions
Camera, editing, sound: John Grzinich
Logistics and support: Active Crossover, MoKS
Completion date: February 2016

Featuring sounds and recordings by: John Grzinich, Simon Whetham, Eamon Sprod, Jim Haynes, Rostislav Rekuta, Dawn Scarfe, Tuulikki Bartosik, Fernando Godoy and Yiorgis Sakellariou.

A group of intrepid sound artists explore the nether regions of the Estonian countryside in search of sonic artifacts and abandoned places. Although the listening experience is often shared, each has his own creative approach, from musical interventions to improvisations with found objects and spaces. The sounds they gather are as etherial, evocative and often haunting as the locations they explore. Transduction Twentyfifteen is composed as much as it is visually edited, giving a brief but tangible immersion into the art of sound hunting.

Transduction Twentyfifteen is composed as an audio-visual opus in 4 parts:

  • Volumetric Recursion (for Alvin Lucier)
  • The Wire Listeners
  • Erratic Sediment
  • Resonant Intonations

Transduction Twentyfifteen is a short film that grew out of Active Crossover Mooste, a cross-cultural collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham and hosted by MoKS, in April and May 2015.

A full review of Active Crossover Mooste can be found on tumblr.

Active Crossover was supported by Arts Council England and British Council, Eesti Kultuurkapital and MoKS.

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