Adam: You can’t find yesterday

This short film is part of the Human Postcards series. I was responsible for creating a completely new soundtrack for the film, using foley and other recorded sound.

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Adam is an elderly Polish shoemaker who despite being well beyond retirement age, can’t imagine sitting on a bench counting clouds’. In my soundtrack we take a sonic journey through Adam’s workshop moving between his familiar routine (workshop foley sounds) and the lifetime of memories (shoe whispers) that surround or even haunt him. The laboured harmonium sets a time and place and mirrors the deliberate breathing of lifelong smoker. The wisps of singing act as threads connecting his work his life and his memories.

Contributions from Elliot Termote, Martina Maclachlan, Carla Sayer and Mihail Vikev are gratefully acknowledged.