About the Film
Autobiology, by filmmaker Ken Wilson, is an abstract, personal film about a search for identity and meaning, and the relationship between humans and other life forms. The film was made in 2012 and was screened with the new soundtrack at the Open Aperture: Film & Sound event, a collaboration between Saskatchewan Film Pool Cooperative and Holophon Audio Arts.
The soundtrack is composed entirely of sampled field recordings from multiple locations over the course of several weeks. Some of these recordings include crowds and street musicians at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, a windy morning on a farm outside Melville, SK, and birdsongs heard during a camping trip at the Assinioboine River (See also: Cracked Canoe on the Assiniboine).
The recordings were sampled and arranged to form a soundtrack that transforms throughout the film's eight minute runtime. Distortion, repetition and pitch-shifting were used to blend the various sounds, both natural and human-made.