Music for Alice Doušová’s film, Kinloss.
2021

Danish shipping company Maersk Line owns the largest containership fleet in the world, with over 600 vessels at its command. A multi-billion dollar industry invisible to many (yet involved in 90% of all cargo transport), a career in shipping promises significant financial reward- let alone the timeless allure of adventure upon the waves.

As Kinloss aims for the next port and day merges into night, we embark on a journey of our own: roaming between the waves and the sky, the control centre and the engine room, the canteen and living quarters. This behemoth of a ship carries a multi-million dollar cargo, along with 23 men and women from around the world- all subject to its strange version of place and time.

As we witness the continual activity demanded by the vessel and its schedule, we hear conversations with members of the crew- and the hidden reality of their work gradually permeates what we see. On board for up to nine months, their experience ranges from Ryan, a young Engine Cadet three months into his first contract, to Captain Kyaw Thu Ya, with over 33 years of employment at Maersk.

Just as the contents of the containers is never known, the identity of those we hear floats just beyond our reach. But through these reflective, personal recordings, the voices and stories of those who facilitate our global consumerism travel to us on land: sharing the possibilities, and costs, of a life spent at sea.

The filmmaker shot the tons of steel moving between Busan and Shenzhen as both a wasteland inhabited by a few human beings and an industrial monument to the cold beauty and helplessness of the advanced phase of consumer capitalism. Fragments of cabins, decks, engines, massive ropes and breathtaking views of the sea complement the depersonalised narratives of a cosmopolitan line-up of employees of the world’s largest transport corporations.

Programme Broadcast on Resonance FM, 18.30 GMT, May 26, 2016.
Repeated 11.00 GMT, May 30.

 

Dan Hayhurst of audiovisual duo, Sculpture, presents sounds from 70 years of abstract film, animation and optomusical experiments.

Playlist (music/films):

Sally Golding: Composted Memorial
Henk Badings: Dance of the Destructive Forces from Yantra by James Whitney
Bernard Parmegiani: Une mission éphémère by Piotr Kamler
Lillian F. Schwartz: Googolplex
Len Lye: Rhythm
Lumigraph scene from The Time Travelers
Pantomation
Primitives by Spatial
Le Révélateur: Fakeaway Haptics
Explorer by Pramod Pati
Merkaba-macabre: Invisible Landscape
Ian Hugo: Bells of Atlantis
Simon Payne: Iris Out
Robert Breer: Blazes
Vince Collins: Fantasy
Sculpture: Untitled
John and James Whitney: Five Film Exercises
Henry Jacobs: Rhythm Study No. 8
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzoni per sonar a quattro performed by Elizabeth Cohen, Max Mathews, and Gerard Schwarz from La Spiritata by Lillian F. Schwartz
Sally Cruickshank: Make Me Psychic
Sculpture: Zyprazol

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Tracklist:

A1. Sculpture – Compatibility Crystal Change (3:26)
A2. Will Ward – Lanced (3:39)
A3. Some Truths – Fire in a field of molten flowers (5:42)
B1. Spatial – Every Good Story (6:24)
B2. Scanner – Landing (5:00)
C1. Tom White – Fracas (4:59)
C2. Sally Golding – Ghost – Loud + Strong (9:29)
D1. Merkaba Macabre – Mare Tranquilitatis (4:32)
D2. Dave Draper – 77972 (7:58)
D3. Mark Peter Wright – Ecstatic Electric (4:42)
E1. Richard Pike – Vanitas (4:30)
E2. Audio Dependent – Fritz (7:19)
E3. Matthias Kispert – Austerity Rockers (5:48)
F1. Aboutface – In The Tepid Shine We Breathe (5:40)
F2. Synthetics – Traurige Filmmusik (10:39)

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