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This stop motion live action short was filmed using a circa 1980 super 8 camera. All of the animated sequences were edited in camera one frame at a time, or for the driving sequence, shot in one second bursts.
The animated furball that starts the dream sequence required a winter's worth of collecting shed hair.
The Gnossiene # 1 soundtrack was created exclusively from sampled animal sounds.
Some may consider this arrangement of the song a derangement, but the composer, Erik Satie, might appreciate this version. He and others were making music using non-traditional instruments ninety years ago. In his excellent Flabby Preludes For A Dog: An Erik Satie Primer, Kenneth Goldsmith writes "his Parade (1917), a collaboration with Jean Cocteau, Picasso, and Serge Diaghilev, rocks and rolls for 20 minutes and was the first classical work to employ a battery of sirens, car horns, typewriters, guns, and blasting percussion."
The lead instrument is a blend of a kestrel falcon and gibbon monkey, punctuated with a reedy goose bark. The snare drum is a composite of burning firewood, a shrike and a crackle of thunder. A lion snarl, a cougar snarl and a wildcat snarl blend to mimic a bass drum.
The breathy, screeching trumpet-like three note refrain that ends each verse is a gibbon monkey.