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.