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Connect Sessions Ep. 2 — Found Sounds

Ian Williams and Ron Amstutz on the sonic aspect of their collaboration

When musician Ian Williams first accepted the challenge of scoring photo/video artist Ron Amstutz’s film study on how to document and choreograph a performance about painted light, the Battles front-man already knew the solution lay less in music than in sounds. Williams’ real breakthrough came in realizing that the raw noises he’d sample into a glitch-rhythm soundtrack would come from Amstutz’s own studio and from the video edit. According to Williams, “The art is finding [the place] these different machines will play with each other – where they dance.” So the sound of this Microsoft Connect Sessions collaboration is the echo of the visuals.

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