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Screening of Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson’s Sound Designs for Future Films 

Performance: Critical Mass
A suite of solos performed on a stage of lights developed by artist Ronny Quevedo
Performers: Stephen Araujo, Lisa E. Harris, Autumn Knight and Jesus Romero

Sound Design for Future Films inverts the hierarchy and workflow of typical film production, starting with a two-and-a-half minute sound design for a scene in a film that doesn’t exist. Dubbin and Davidson began with the narrative aural details necessary to construct a scene, sounds that describe activities within an environment, sounds that are not dialogue or music. These sounds are drawn from sound libraries and are composed to propose an oblique-narrative.

The sound design serves as the primary source material in a collaboration with other artists. They gave this scene to 20 different artists to create the image component. Each artist was given complete control concerning their visual contribution, Dubbin and Davidson only asked that the audio remain unaltered.