Glasgow based artist working with sound, animation and video
below are two films made collaboratively; the images and concept by Alison Piper (MLitt Fine Art Practice) with sound design and composition by Oscar P-M.
Still, Passing Between Worlds (2021)
Digital video with sound (7 mins 30)
Rather than experiencing twenty-four frames per second ‘Still, Passing Between Worlds’ keeps the audience in the dark, allowing them to see a single frame at a time, and imagines a world outside the boundary of the lens.
Collaboration with Oscar Prentice-Middleton (MDes Sound For Moving Image.) Oscar took a holistic approach to the sound design, which happened concurrently with the editing of the film.
Official Selection: Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021
The Stone Age (2021)
I was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Book Festival to make a short film in response to T.S Eliot award-winning poet Jen Hadfield’s new collection The Stone Age.
Sound designer Oscar Prentice-Middleton (MDes Sound for Moving Image) worked with an abstract palette of field recordings from Shetlandic sound recordist Jenny Sturgeon. As a starting point, he built a tempo based on the sun’s path across the sky during a Shetland solstice. The soundtrack embodies a synthesis of the natural and the human-made, and includes calls from a local seabird colony (Storm Petrels, Oystercatchers and Gannets), trickling gyös, spinning wheels, and traditional musical instruments. Short excerpt on this page.