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Designer User Maker

Designer user maker

Client: The Design Museum
Production company: The Light Surgeons

I was invited by The Light Surgeons to create a score for the film they made for the permanent Designer User Maker exhibition in the Design Museum. The film is a series of visual studies looking at the development of modern design through the interconnected roles of the designer, user and maker. 

I wanted to create a soundtrack that matched the meditative nature of the film. I decided to look at ways of sonifying the video so the action was driving the musical composition. I chose 3 different ranges of notes to match the film's split screen composition. I then used an image to midi note plugin to drive each set of notes. These melodies are then repeated on a slowly decaying delay, building layers of interconnecting music. 

The music only exists on the documentation and the online version of the full film below.

Producer and Director: Christopher Thomas Allen 
Assistant Producer: Annie Kwan 
Production Assistants: Ashraf Saifullah | Cuan Roche | Oli Bolland
Music composition: Tim Cowie



Full Film: