Study of Synchromy
Original title: Étude de Synchromie
Year of release: 2014
Runtime: 4 minutes
Language: No Dialogue
Subtitles: No Subtitle
Producer: Patrick Bergeron
Editing: Patrick Bergeron
Music: Norman McLaren, Patrick Bergeron
This conceptual reinterpretation of classic avantgarde film is based on a decomposition of Norman McLaren’s Synchromy (1971). The original scenes were separated into 11 columns, each with its own soundtrack created using special software. In a similar manner, these soundtracks then formed the foundation for new images.
The soundtrack to McLaren’s original legendary film was made by photographing sample cards with various lines that the filmmaker arranged on the optical audio-track in order to create sets of tones. These shapes, which were also colored, were then shown on screen. The result is a film in which the audience literally sees what it hears.