THE PHANTASMIC ATARAXIC CINEMATIC [2017]

Sonic escapades in film sound • A Cinema of Noise in Two Parts.

Film is commonly grounded in narrative. Sound dutifully serves this goal. The Phantasmic Ataraxic Cinematic offers up an alternative perspective through a cutting-up, combining and re-framing of the soundtrack.

The Phantasmic Ataraxic Cinematic offers no overarching narrative except for what’s conjured up in the mind of the listener. Moods and themes apparent in the material guide the combination of film excerpts to form a continuous mix of sound and noise; a kind of DJ mix of soundtracks, minus the music. These moods often gravitate around a certain style or genre of film where the sounds combine to form something atmospherically consistent. Elsewhere in the mix similar gestures of sounds are combined to explore some classically sound-heavy action sequences. These explosive orgies of noise and violence range from samurai sword fights, boxing matches and martial art combat to car chases, gun fights and inner city shootouts.

Musical instruments are occasionally audible, as are moments of drones and electronic textures that linger between sound design and music. In general however, the mix consists of the primary elements that the sound designer or sound editor is concerned with crafting into a coherent form - Dialogue (sync), Foley, FX and Atmospheres - levelled and mixed together with no additional sonic treatment.

More information on the Cinema of Noise series here.

THE PHANTASMIC ATARAXIC CINEMATIC PART I

1. 00:00 - 03:55 / The Innocents
2. 03:56 - 09:00 / Night of the Soul
3. 09:01 - 12:41 / Hot Rod in Hot Hell
4. 12:42 - 13:30 / 100 Blows
5. 13:30 - 16:13 / Sand and Sweat
6. 16:14 - 18:25 / Fist of Steel
7. 18:26 - 20:33 / Black Cloud
8. 20.33 - 23:55 / Johann
9. 23.56 - 26:36 / Little God
10. 26:37 - 29:07 / Mind Block
12. 29:08 - 33:37 / Tape of Doom

THE PHANTASMIC ATARAXIC CINEMATICPART II

1. 00:00 - 04:30 / Everything Begins and Ends
2. 04:31 - 05:57 / Ascension
3. 05:58 - 07:10 / Shootout
4. 07:11 - 09:50 / A Collection of Curious Incidents
5. 09:51 - 11:16 / Dark Bells
6. 11:17 - 13:04 / Combat
7. 13:05 - 15:25 / Corridors and Spaces
8. 15.26 - 19:48 / Dreams, Visions, Fantasies
9. 19.49 - 21:20 / Pinocchio Run
10. 21:21 - 22:15 / Industry and Power
12. 22:15 - 23:43 / Into the Zone and Beyond


PART I - List of Cinema of Noise excerpts:

1. Daisies [1966] - dir. Věra Chytilová • excerpt: ‘Tidy up, be good, don’t be upset’
2. 2 Years at Sea [2011] - dir. Ben Rivers • excerpt: ‘Night Crackles’
3. The Innocents [1961] - dir. Jack Clayton • excerpt: ‘The Children are Watching’
4. Eraserhead [1977] - dir. David Lynch • excerpt: ‘The Beautiful Girl Across the Hall’
5. Enter the Void [2009] - dir. Gaspar Noé • excerpt: ‘Neon Mind’
6. 3 Women [1977] - dir. Robert Altman • excerpt: ‘The Periplasmic Dream’
7. Inland Empire [2006] - dir. David Lynch • excerpt: ‘Polish 47’
8. The Conversation [1974] - dir. Francis Ford Coppola • excerpt: ‘The Toilet Gaze’
9. Life of Pi [2012] - dir. Ang Lee • excerpt: ‘Flying Fish’
10. Under the Skin [2013] - dir. Jonathan Glazer • excerpt: ‘Stranger in the Crowd’
11. La Haine [1998] - dir. Mathieu Kassovitz • excerpt: ‘Sound of the Police’
12. Koyaanisqatsi[1982] - dir. Godfrey Reggio • excerpt: ‘Stimulation’
13. Three Colours: Red [1994] - dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski • excerpt: ‘Intersecting Lines of People’
14. Clean, Shaven [1993] - dir. Lodge Kerrigan • excerpt: ‘Interference’
15. Enter the Void [2009] - dir. Gaspar Noé • excerpt: ‘Neon Mind’
16. Bullitt [1968] - dir. Peter Yates • excerpt: ‘Burning Rubber’
17. I am Legend [2007] - dir. Francis Lawrence • excerpt: ‘Hunting in my Red Hot Car’
18. Snatch [2000] - dir. Guy Ritchie • excerpt: ‘Stay Down’
19. Requiem for a Dream [2000] - dir. Darren Aronofsky • excerpt: ‘Monsters in the Room’
20. Hunger [2008] - dir. Steve McQueen • excerpt: ‘The Struggle’
21. Raging Bull [1980] - dir. Martin Scorsese • excerpt: ‘LaMotta in the 13thr’
22. Woman of the Dunes [1964] - dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara • excerpt: ‘Beads of Sweat and Sand’
23. Institute Benjamenta [1995] - dir. The Quay Brothers • excerpt: ‘Inigo in the Chorus of Shoes’
24. The Haunting [1963] - dir. Robert Wise • excerpt: ‘Paranormal Activity’
25. The Sword of Doom [1966] - dir. Kihachi Okamoto • excerpt: ‘Evil Mind, Evil Sword’
26. Assassination [1964] - dir. Shinoda Masahiro • excerpt: ‘Bushi’
27. Last Hurrah for Chivalry [1979] - dir. John Woo • excerpt: ‘Swordplay’
28. Fight Club [1999] - dir. David Fincher • excerpt: ‘Breathing Smoke’
29. Antichrist [2009] - dir. Lars Von Trier • excerpt: ‘A Beggar in Eden’
30. Pather Panchali [1955] - dir. Satyajit Ray • excerpt: ‘Fever in the Storm’
31. Belle De Jour [1967] - dir. Luis Buñuel • excerpt: ‘The Phantasmagoric Chime’
32. Band of Ninja [1967] - dir. Nagisa Oshima • excerpt: ‘Swarm of Rats’
33. 8½ [1961] - dir. Federico Fellini • excerpt: ‘The Burden of Dreams’
34. The Birds [1963] - dir. Alfred Hitchcock • excerpt: ‘Flutter and Fear’
35. Into Eternity [2010] - dir. Michael Madsen • excerpt: ‘Abussos’
36. No Country for Old Men [2007] - dir. The Coen Brothers • excerpt: ‘Wandering Man’
37. Ordet [1955] - dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer • excerpt: ‘Johannes’
38. The Sacrifice [1986] - dir. Andrei Tarkovsky • excerpt: ‘The Decay of Civilization’
39. Cries and Whispers [1972] - dir. Ingmar Bergman • excerpt: ‘Clocks and Chimes’
40. Moby Dick [1956] - dir. John Huston • excerpt: ‘Near Very Near’
41. Altered States [1980] - dir. Ken Russell • excerpt: ‘Transformation’
42. Walkabout [1971] - dir. Nicolas Roeg • excerpt: ‘Fragments in the Haze’
43. THX 1138 [1971] - dir. George Lucas • excerpt: ‘Mind Block’
44. Shame [1968] - dir. Ingmar Bergman • excerpt: ‘Transmission’
45. Blade Runner [1982] - dir. Ridley Scott • excerpt: ‘Replicant Chase’
46. The Berberian Sound Studio [2012] - dir. Peter Strickland • excerpt: ‘The Mechanics of Film’
47. Blow Out [1981] - dir. Brian De Palma • excerpt: ‘They Erased my Tapes’
48. Inland Empire [2006] - dir. David Lynch • excerpt: ‘Polish 47’
49. A Spell to Ward off the Darkness [2013] - dir. Ben Rivers & Ben Russell • excerpt: ‘Ataraxia’
50. 2001 A Space Odyssey [1968] - dir. Stanley Kubrick • excerpt: ‘The AE35 Unit’

PART II - List of Excerpts:

1. A Man Escaped [1956] - dir. Robert Bresson • excerpt: ‘The Sound of Freedom’
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock [1975] - dir. Peter Weir • excerpt: ‘Right Time and Place’
3. Persona [1966] - dir. Ingmar Bergman • excerpt: ‘Foghorn of Night’
4. The Wizard of Oz [1939] - dir. V.F, K.V, G.C, N.L • excerpt: ‘It’s a Twister’
5. Wuthering Heights [1936] - dir. Andrea Arnold • excerpt: ‘Upon the Storm’
6. The Survivalist [2015] - dir. Stephen Fingleton • excerpt: ‘Lay Low and through the Grass’
7. Das Boot [1981] - dir. Wolfgang Petersen • excerpt: ‘Ascent to the Surface’
8. The Battle of Algiers [1966] - dir. Gillo Pontecorvo • excerpt: ‘A Force Greater than Itself’
9. Come and See [1985] - dir. Elem Klimov • excerpt: ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’
10. Code Unknown [2000] - dir. Michael Haneke • excerpt: ‘Maria in a Landscape’
11. The Godfather [1972] - dir. Francis Ford Coppola • excerpt: ‘Shooting Sollozzo’
12. Taxi Driver [1976] - dir. Martin Scorsese • excerpt: ‘Shootout’
13. Branded to Kill [1967] - dir. Seijun Suzuki • excerpt: ‘Confusion and Horror SFX’
14. Saving Private Ryan [1998] - dir. Steven Spielberg • excerpt: ‘Into the Jaws of Death’
15. Killing Them Softly [2012] - dir. Andrew Dominik • excerpt: ‘Beating in the Rain’
16. Tokyo Fist [1995] - dir. Shinya Tsukamoto • excerpt: ‘Pounding the Bag’
17. Punch Drunk Love [2004] - dir. Paul Thomas Anderson • excerpt: ‘A Curious Incident’
18. Force Majeure [2014] - dir. Ruben Östlund • excerpt: ‘Ski Lift’
19. Barton Fink [1991] - dir. The Coen Brothers • excerpt: ‘Next Stop Six’
20. Katalin Varga [2009] - dir. Peter Strickland • excerpt: ‘Dark Bells’
21. The Evil Dead [1983] - dir. Sam Raimi • excerpt: ‘Climatic Lunge’
22. 964 Pinocchio [1991] - dir. Shozin Fukui • excerpt: ‘Metamorphosis’
23. Jurassic Park [1995] - dir. Steven Spielberg • excerpt: ‘Feeding Time’
24. Hero [2004] - dir. Zhang Yimou • excerpt: ‘How Swift Thy Sword’
25. House of Flying Daggers [2004] - dir. Zhang Yimou • excerpt: ‘Bamboo Assault’
26. Enter the Dragon [1973] - dir. Robert Clouse • excerpt: ‘For Family and Temple’
27. Barton Fink [1991] - dir. The Coen Brothers • excerpt: ‘The Long Bell’
28. Kuroneko [1968] - dir. Kaneto Shindo • excerpt: ‘Kill the Samurai like Cats’
29. Elephant [2003] - dir. Gus Van Sant • excerpt: ‘Benny’
30. Alien [1979] - dir. Ridley Scott • excerpt: ‘Here Kitty Kitty’
31. Dreams [1990] - dir. Akira Kurosawa • excerpt: ‘Tunnel Walk’
32. Easy Rider [1969] - dir. Dennis Hopper • excerpt: ‘All Aglow’
33. Alice [1988] - dir. Jan Švankmajer • excerpt: ‘Through the Bucket and Down the Elevator Shaft’
34. Delicatessen [1991] - dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro • excerpt: ‘Domestic Tension’
35. Once Upon Time in the West [1968] - dir. Sergio Leone • excerpt: ‘Waiting for Harmonica’
36. Enthusiasm: The Donbass Symphony [1931] - dir. Dziga Vertov • excerpt: ‘Industrial Symphony’
37. Stalker [1979] - dir. Andrei Tarkovsky • excerpt: ‘Enter the Zone’