The Third Person. Track the Picture Motion from the Original Sound - support movie (45:00)
This film provides timing cues and content for the soundwork and is comprised of the complete set of supporting video clips and The Third Person audio as a work in progress.
The Third Person includes automatic composition methods inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's poem, 'A Dream Within A Dream'.
The individual lines from the poem were typed into the search window of YouTube and the first clip that appeared for each was used to provide themes and ideas as well as providing timing cues. The clips are seen here.
Then individual letters contained within the poem that are also used in music notation, were isolated to provide melodic phrases. For example, the title of the poem 'A Dream Within A Dream' results in the phrase 'a-d-ea--------- a-d-ea-', where both the letters and dashes signify notes of a melody and the beats in a bar.
The repeated activation of an alarm clock's snooze option creates a dream-like setting.
The project is in development and will be realised in the form of an abstract radio play or film soundtrack.