“Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty and live with your head in the clouds”
This production has a threefold output:
- A film, to be showed in movie theaters
- A film, to which the music can be performed live (with and/or without the soundscape track)
- A composition that can be played in a concert (with and/or without the movie projection)
Such was the nature of the project for which I was approached by the Telesto Trio in 2005
In my own words, the theme of Forecast is consciousness, symbolized by the element water, but in its gas form: clouds. So awareness like in dreams, half-aware, is portrayed. Many people live a large part of their life being not fully but half-aware, especially so in conflictuous situations. The conflict in Forecast is represented to be between fluidity and rigidity; in the music these are quiet melody 3/4 (animated in blue) vs loud harmony and rhythm 4/4 (animated in red – this is the aggressor, that sometimes also falters in a 5/4). The end is a Manicheic world view where the opposites stop mingling and each retreat to their own domain, drawing all color with them, ending in black and white; a world at peace, but split in two.
animated and directed by Adriaan Lokman
concept Adriaan Lokman & Oscar van Dillen
music and soundscape Oscar van Dillen
music performance Telesto Trio: John Addison (violoncello), Tiziana Pintus (violin), An Raskin (bayan)
composition and score Oscar van Dillen
production assistance Anouk de Haas, Liesbeth Konink
recording and recording production Ingo Schmidt-Lukas
special thanks to Jaap Drupsteen, Floris Drupsteen, Paul van der Gijp, Sander de Jong, Willem Thijssen, Huib Emmer, Elise van Rosmalen, Johan Bremer/Studio KNMI, Van Dalen Metals Recycling and trading b.v.
soundmix Jeroen Nadorp / Bob Kommer Soundstudio’s b.v.
filmrecording Joris Vos / RVM Digital Cinema
filmdevelopment Ronald Bosdam / Cineco
financial support Filmfund of the Netherlands, Rotterdam Film Fund, Thuiskopie fonds
Forecast for violin, violoncello and bayan was commissioned by the Fund for the Creation of Music, Amsterdam, Netherlands