A Broken Bell
The sound was worked on independently of the animation. This is a continuation of my work with field recording of Japanese Temple Bells, this particular piece is a composition made up from the resonances produced directly after the bells are struck. According to Eliane Radigue this is where the 'play' is and for a period I enjoyed the fact that although the sound stems from bells made in the 8th - 17th Century, the resonance is such that it could almost be electronic. The recordings also contain the incidental sound of the surrounding enviroment, children, birds, rain, trees, crickets, as well as the chanting of monks themselves. It's representational and organic and in direct contrast to the abstract and obviously digital mark-making of the animation, this pulls the interpretation of the composition towards something organic but alien or exotic.