Maximum Metropolis

Maximum Metropolis – An Experimental Film

A much too formal description of the film:

“Maximum Metropolis” is an experimental film that aims to encapsulate a variety of responses one could have to urban Bangalore.

The audio design of the film is a coalescence of sound recordings and original musical compositions. Some of the sounds were created utilizing and manipulating the sounds of objects that one finds in the quintessential Indian urban space—plastic bottles, staplers, pill bottles, to name a few. Also in the mix are ambient sounds of such spaces; schools, supermarkets, urban and suburban neighborhoods.

The composition is comprised of three movements:

The first, “Cat in Concrete” is a microcosm of that sensation one sometimes experiences when overwhelmed by the cacophony in an urban space. The movement conjures up a domestic cat, lost in the terrifying concrete jungle that is the city of Bangalore.

“Sweaty Uniforms” transposes the listener to the quieter public urban spaces, to the schools, to the parks, and eventually settles into the sunset of the day.

Preceded by a brief conversation with an elderly man, “Family Bonfires” celebrates the more pleasant, more private moments of an urban lifestyle; the moments born out of human interactions. Chats, arguments, laughter, contact and song. Human voices are the key instrument here, but they have been reversed, for what is being said is less important here than how it is being said.

3 thoughts on “Maximum Metropolis – An Experimental Film”

  1. Loved it bro!
    You have some amazing work. The superman-gravity video got me all the way here, – to much more awesomeness than that.
    Its great to see such high quality experimental / sidestream stuff from India.
    A million & more views in 2 days (gravity) would have changed your life?

    Dhruv
    dhruvseth.tumblr.com

    1. Wow. I love how that video has gotten people onto my weirder, less “viral” stuff. Thank you so much for your kind words, but I suspect there’s a lot of great high quality experimental stuff coming out of India quietly; I see a chunk of it from my friends, so it’s reasonable to assume there’s more. :)

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