Mutations on Metropolis

This piece was created as part of a larger project co-ordinated by Moving on Music. It involved four composers from the Belfast area composing a new soundtrack to accompany an edited version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. Each composer was given a 20 minute section of the film to work with.

My section of the film contains a number of important scenes, including the first introduction to the robot and the fantastic transformation scene where the heroine (Maria) is kidnapped and the robot is given her looks.

I decided to create an entirely electronic soundtrack which combined electronic sounds generated using SuperCollider with other live sounds from "hacked" items like radios, kids toys etc. A number of sensors were also used to track the movements of the performer and feed them into SuperCollider. The result was a highly technical but theatrical piece.