Short Scores: Animistic Beliefs

In Short Scores, Eye on Sound playfully pushes at the boundaries of film music. We asked a new generation of musicians and composers to create new mini film scores to accompany a short piece of film of their choice from Eye’s collection. Animistic Beliefs chose Bloemencorso te Haarlem op 4 juni 1899.

By Thijs Havens22 April 2022

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For Short Scores, Animistic Beliefs wrote a new soundtrack for Bloemencorso te Haarlem op 4 juni 1899, a fragment from Eye's collection.

Could you briefly introduce yourselves?

We are Marvin Lalihatu and Linh Luu. Together we are Animistic Beliefs. We are experimental musicians and producers engaged in music and art, inspired by our cultural backgrounds. Marvin is Moluccan-Dutch and Linh is Vietnamese-Chinese.

Why did you pick this specific piece of film?

We mainly looked at the movements - we also hoped for images of animals and flowers and they both appeared in this.

Photograph by Ali Lucchinelli

What inspired you to draft this score?

We wanted to create a dark atmosphere and play with tension and contrasts. We knew beforehand that we wanted to place the images in a different context in terms of feeling.

How did you tackle the project?

For the score we made some field recordings and recorded our voices and synthesizers. We then took the recordings apart and put them back together again, as if it were a musical collage.

All Short Scores to date

Every three weeks, we will add a new clip accompanied by fresh new music to the Short Scores collection, which will therefore keep growing.

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