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Pan announces soundtrack offshoot, previews Tujiko Noriko film score

By | Published on Tuesday 12 March 2019

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Berlin-based experimental label Pan has announced an offshoot, called Entopia, through which it will put out soundtracks. The first release will be the score for Japanese film ‘Kuro’ by Tujiko Noriko.

“When we first decided to ‘split’ the film into what might be described as two parallel layers – the narrated story and the visual story – we found that it opened up an ‘in-between’ space, a space where what is heard and seen continually wrestle with one another”, says co-director Joji Koyama of the film.

“We envisaged that the true setting of the film would emerge from this friction, as something imagined and projected by the audience” he goes on. “After a few screenings we were struck by how some audience members would refer to scenes or events in the film that, for us, did not take place… We both thought of the music of Kuro as a score to this space in-between”.

On how she fit music into all of this, Noriko adds: “I tried to think of the pieces in abstract terms, like moods and atmospheres. In a way, the process was quite similar to how I usually make music, in the sense that I have images in my head. Of course in this case there were actual images and a lot of them very close to me, but I didn’t want to get overly conscious about them either – I didn’t want to get stuck by trying to be too specific”.

The soundtrack album is out on 26 Apr. From it, this is ‘Rooftop’:



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