Following a series of abstract photos called Light on Water, I made this short film to capture the natural world in an abstract way, and to combine moving images with ambient generative music. Light on Water is a capture of a moment and place in time as I floated in my kayak in the Atlantic near Rockport, Maine.
For the soundtrack, inspired by Brian Eno’s work with tape loops, I made a system for generative music using only my Telecaster and effects pedals. Once the system is set in motion with only a few notes, they repeat and evolve, ebb and flow, and cascade and oscillate with little to no further input. Like the moment captured in the video, the music is ephemeral; the loops used to create the soundtrack were erased after recording. They cannot be recreated the same way again.
Soundtrack mastered by Joe Kelly at Suburban Elvis Recording.
The soundtrack is available on Bandcamp via the project link.