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  5 minutes, © 1999
A collaborative work by Stephanie Maxwell (animator) and Allan Schindler (composer)
Mastered on BetaSP; multiple analog and digital formats release

In Somewhere, we have attempted to create a fluid, high energy, game-like work, intricate in its construction but often impulsive and sometimes unpredictable in its constantly shifting focus and gestures. "Close", "distant" and illusory spatial perceptions, and a play between symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns (which often "turn on a dime") underlie the formal design and expression of both the imagery and the music.

The images were created by hand-painting directly on 35mm film, then digitizing these image to apply special visual effects.

Many of the musical sounds were created by computer acoustical analysis and, during resynthesis, transformation of instrumental, vocal and environmental sounds. Algorithmic programs written by the composer generated many of the rhythmic, melodic and textural ideas, but others were created the "old fashioned" way, at the composer's piano,

Distributors: Light Cone (Paris) and Stephanie Maxwell

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