the filmmaker chase burton reached out to me in september of 2017 about scoring his short film, MATHER, a science fiction inspired western fantasy about a starman who lands in a strange dry country and plants seeds that grow into stars. he consumes one of the stars and gives birth to a starchild. he learns that two great forces cannot cancel one another out; they must learn to live together.
burton's film was created and filmed in california with a Deaf crew and predominantly Deaf actors. the film itself, outside of the music, is completely silent. burton himself is Deaf.
chase would explain that he could 'listen' to my music by feeling it physically. i spent time studying two incredible Deaf musicians, evelyn glennie and christine sun kim. i also spent time studying methods like demonstrating rhythm and music through ASL (American Sign Language), how words can be similar but are defined and distinguished by handshape, location, movement, orientation and facial expression; that so much information is contained in simple hand motions and movements and that together they form intense and emotional contexts.
the result was a score written with basic sources- with sine waves and human voices and strings. chase's work is deeply personal...
I. Oracle II. The Box III. Smoke IV. Badlands V. Unconditional Love
Written and recorded by Matthew Steven Pusti.
Recorded remotely in Denver, CO, in Crestone, CO, and in Nashville, TN at Mother.
Artwork and design by Caspar Newbolt.
Mastering and Sequencing by Jason Germain.
Executive Produced by Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright for Tenderfoot TV.
For more information about the podcast and Kristal's case, please visit: upandvanished.com
1 Crestone Peak 2 Peacekeeper 3 Reward Money 4 The Apartment 5 Echoes 6 Kristal 7 Last Words 8 I Knew Her 9 Mine, Entrance 10 The Empath 11 Baca 12 At Peace 13 14 Miles into the Mountains 14 Skeptics 15 Pharmacology 16 Rainbow People 17 The Prophet 18 A Place in the Mountain 19 Vanishing Point