A Journey to the Shirakawa Sosui

Stop motion super 8 film of a walk to the Shirakawa canal in Kyoto during the cherry blossom season. The soundtrack was created using an original apparatus called 'The Octopus'. Voltages from light sensors on the projection screen control an analogue modular synthesizer. The film itself acts as a musical score.

  • Michael Lyons
  • Michael Lyons
  • Palle Dahlstedt
  • Michael Lyons
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    3 minutes 37 seconds
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    August 23, 2014
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    Super 8
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  • Simultan Festival for Video, Media Art, Exploratory Music and Sound
    Timișoara, Romania
    October 10, 2014
  • 5e Festival Nomade
    Montreal, Canada
    January 28, 2015
  • Jacket Video Art Showcase
    St. Augustine, Florida, USA
    April 2, 2015
  • Salón Internacional de La Luz
    Bogotá, Colombia
    May 11, 2015
  • Wellington Underground Film Festival
    Wellington, NZ
    May 21, 2015
  • Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival
    Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
    June 6, 2015
  • San Diego Underground Film Festival
    San Diego, CA, USA
    October 1, 2015
  • Antimatter [Media Art]
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    October 16, 2015
Director Biography - Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons is a researcher, artist, and educator based in Kyoto Japan. More information is available at http://www.michaellyons.xyz

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Director Statement

The sountrack was made using 'The Octopus' optophonic apparatus, in collaboration with Palle Dahlstedt. Some information about the Octopus is available at the page: http://banquet.kasrl.org/the-octopus/