Alright, so I promised this alternative cut made of the extra material we had from the Aether Trouble shoot. While the main cut was professional and uncompromisedly correct, this one is just me editing on my own. Since I have so much to do, I figured i will never get back to fixing the sound at the beginning, which I find a bit tacky, or finely syncing image and audio. But hey, there are really nice things in here too, including some quite nice imagery, some dear friends that I admire, and some people I barely know, who lent their time to this during one of my legendary parties. Also it features the beautiful living room of my folks! It was filmed by John Bentham, and the actress is the great Pia Watson. The actual pianist Torgeir Koppang is pretending to play the centennial grand piano here, which is also the instrument in the recording. The actual singer (me) is pretending to sing (well actually singing, but you know, that is how you do good lipsyncing). So, in short, everything here is both real and fake. And, suffice it to say; it is what it is
Thanks to Daniel Helland Hines, Agata Zelechowska, Ximena Alacron, Mila Ducheva, Velimir Nedev and Wilson Urrustarazu!
Sofar Naples is great! They organized this concert in a great way, and chose the perfect space: Le Scalze, a baroque church that has been decayed by time, struck by an earth quake which took its roof and subjected to vandalism without having been fixed. It is a testiomony of the time of tooth and of human and natural history. Last November I got to fill this very poetic space with some of my slow beat songs.
So inspired by my new #AstonSpirit mic! This is an improvised(ish) piece called “1-2-3-4” (made really quickly by layering one-takes in #Cubase ) and combined with free stock footage from generous creators in #Pixels (and a portrait by photographer Linnea Syversen), edited today in #Premier.
I think it is great to be able to share something that has not been processed a lot / imperfect / in progress. It is spontaneous and raw. I leav myself a little vulnerable by doing this, but it is great food for my creativity! Also maybe Philip Glass has been lurking in the back of my mind lately….
Videos / Footage by Videogrammer, KML, Pixabay, Vimeo, Engin Akyurt and Aryan Stock from Pexels – THANK YOU GUYS, great work!
Check out our live recording of “Boogie With Your Bonnie” 🙂 This is a dystopian feelgood song about having fun before a war or perhaps global warming puts an end to things. Big thanks to Thomas Künzel / NightLIVE for making it!
Music video for “Aether Trouble” by PYSJ. Find the track on your plattform of choice: https://fanlink.to/aether With: Pia Watson Víctor González (RITMO*) Torgeir Koppang (PYSJ) Solveig Sørbø (PYSJ) Cinematography: John Bentham Camera Operators: Morten Malerstuen (camera and additional cinematography) Kristoffer Haugen Lighting: Nicholas Blakstad Andresen Morten Malerstuen Breath data collection (using FLOW* by SweetZpot): Víctor González, RITMO* Visualization of breath data and audio: MIRAGE* and MIRtoolbox by Olivier Lartillot, RITMO* Editing: María Isabel González Story / Concept: Solveig Sørbø Olivier Lartillot Pia Watson Directed by: John Bentham Solveig Sørbø Consultant: Nicholas Blakstad Andresen Produced by: Solveig Sørbø Extras: The dogs Vips and Willy Special thanks: Sagar Sen Naín Mendoza Fonseca Turid Svensøy SweetZpot RITMO* Workaway.info Filter Musikk Thanks to F21 for letting us use their studio MUSIC: Aether Trouble by PYSJ Written by: Solveig Sørbø Performed by PYSJ Solveig Sørbø Torgeir Koppang Andreas Rødland Haga Stig Frogner Mixing: Stig Frogner Mastering: Björn Engelmann / The Cutting Room Production: Solveig Sørbø * RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, University of Oslo. This work was partially supported by the Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence scheme, project number 262762. * Learn more about the visualization technologies on the MIRAGE project website: http://bit.ly/MirageProject * Data was collected using FLOW™ sensors from SweetZpot. For more information about this technology see: https://www.sweetzpot.com/flow
I am editing a music video for the first time. This is because there is a video for “Aether Trouble” in the making, and there is enough material for ane extra cut, so I am editing number 2. I am learning so much! I have a new laptop now which I have called “The Red Temptress” (Den røde fristerinne) because of the lights from the keypad (I know, it sounds like the name of a pirate ship!). It is powerful. Yesterday I played with some functions in Adobe Premier Pro and almost overdid things a bit. I also made the soundtrack for the beginning by layering and tweaking some sounds and samples I have. Maybe it will be very tacky, I don’t know. It is a fairly new medium for me, so I guess I haven’t developed much self-doubt yet 🙂 I catch myself embracing many of the mistakes, making up film theories as I go, perhaps to solve my cognitive dissonances? But I’m sincerely liking at least some of the results. I hope I will have the perseverance to continue exploring this great medium more! I will release it some time this month, so stay tuned!
Here is info on the main cut, which is being professionally edited at the mo:
Pia Watson stars as a misophonia patient (she actually suffers from this condition) who goes to see a quirky researcher / therapist portrayed by Víctor González Sánchez (an actual researcher). How does she breathe while listening to “Aether Trouble”? Víctor collected breathing data during the shoot using FLOW Sensors from SweetZpot. Olivier Lartillot wrote some ether code to visualize this meeting between music and breath. Pianist Torgeir Koppang is in it too, as Pia’s lover. Cinematography by John Bentham, Morten Malerstuen, and Kristoffer Haugen. Concept / Story by Solveig, Olivier and Pia. Edited by Maria Isabel Gonzales. Produced by Solveig. Awesome help from so many people including Nicholas Blakstad Andresen, Naín Mendoza Fonseca and Sagar Sen.
The second cut (mine) is just different. Much less technical, but with a pinch of magical realism.