A great sneak preview / aether theme party yesterday, in Oslo and in Mexico City, home of actress Pia Watson.
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.
We had a blast in Berlin! Here are some photos from our Sofar Sounds gig. Copyright by Tim Hø. instagram.com/timgho
So finally PYSJ is taking a step out of Oslo! Solveig will play a solo set at charming Herman Schulz Café-Bar on 10th August at 21:00. On the 12th we will have a secret and really cool gig featuring Solveig, Vegard and Maja!
Beau Stucki is a writer, director, actor, film critic, photographer and traveller from Utah. During his visit to Oslo he had time for a quick photoshoot for PYSJ. Thank you, Beau!
Do you own the key to infinity?
Is there such a thing as a void?
What do they call an empty set?
Is it God or is it godless? (/ Yes, it is a part of becoming)
Antithetical to pure being
What is devoid of properties?
(Lyrics for the song “(Nothing)” by PYSJ)
We visited Radio Nova, the student radio in Oslo
Det var svært hyggelig å snakke med Plntys kulturjournalist!
Les intervjuet her: https://www.plnty.no/2019/04/pysj-fengende-absolutt-ikke-mainstream/