“ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH” is both a stunning documentary film from filmmakers Jennifer Baichwall and Nick de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky, and an installation at the AGO and the National Gallery of Canada. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
With a combination of source sound, concrète, and score, Editor/Music Editor Roland Schlimme and Composer Rose Bolton create a unique and effective backdrop for Burtynsky’s images and the story they tell. We are very fortunate to have these two collaborators at our next Toronto Ravel.
The film is still showing at TIFF, and well worth seeing.
Go to https://theanthropocene.org/film/ to view the trailer for the film.
NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.