Video, music, and spoken dialogue are interwoven in the Resonance documentary film, resulting in a hybrid component that uses visual and auditory means to further reflect on some of the underlying themes of this artistic research. The main content of the film took place during an all-night filming and recording session, which took place outside, on an island off the coast of Finland. The footage was captured during the longest day of the year, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, in June 2020. The month of June is a time when daylight slowly shifts, changes, and never quite disappears in Finland, creating the sensation of endless light and a feeling of timelessness. The film is centred around a conversation between Adriano and me, interspersed with improvisations that took place on location in nature, as well as excerpts of footage from my doctoral concerts.
Filmed and edited by Ville Tanttu. Co-produced by Ville Tanttu and Nathan Riki Thomson. Recorded and mixed by Mikko H. Haapoja.
Adriano Adewale, berimbau, percussion, vocals
Amandine Doat, dance
Hildá Länsman, joik, vocals
Otso Lähdeoja, live electronics
Fornier Ortiz, dance
Petra Poutanen, vocals
Njara Rasolo, dance
Nathan Riki Thomson, double bass, prepared double bass, Wagogo ilimba, Wagogo overtone flute, Maori kōauau flutes, vocals
Elina Valtonen, dance