Metaphors: Soundworks of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The Belgian label Sub Rosa released a selection of soundworks from the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul has regularly worked with the same sound designers since 2003 and has always given importance to the personality of on-location sounds giving his films a sense of continuity. In post-production, he’s fascinated by the manipulation of ‘live’ sounds in order to express ‘reality’. This reality doesn’t necessary represent the actual sound of the places, but more a representation of the world in layered memories. Similar to the way he treats images, Apichatpong Weerasethakul sometimes calls attention to the physicality and the fragility of the audio (and its apparatus) and to the process of audio manipulation itself.
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