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La région centrale - 3


[These pages are notes Snow wrote and used to record the sound for La région centrale. The sound was done after the picture was edited. Pierre Abbeloos, who built the machine to move the camera at filming, also suggested and built a way of using sound tapes to instruct the machine to move in different directions. Electronic "beeps" at different speeds and pitches were recorded. Unfortunately, the artist and the engineer did not have the time to perfect and to use the system. Later Snow modeled the sound on what was originally planned. With a little oscillator synthesizer, he followed these "scores" which were based on the final footage itself and the final shooting script.]

From the Michael Snow Fonds, Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Michael Snow, La région centrale - 3
Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.