original score for ‘untitled’ a short film by akinola davis jr.

I created the score for this short film around intimate voice note recordings of Akinola (the director)’s mother. In these mobile phone audio recordings, she tells stories of meeting Akinola’s father and other tales involving family and friends related to the director and his mother. In making the composition I chopped, stretched and manipulated pitch of the voice from these recordings in an effort to use it as an instrument and explore the physicality involved in the process of narrating these stories to her son.

Film by Akinola Davis Jr
Words by Moya DeYoung
Edited by Marvin Jay Alvarez
DOP Nathalie Pitters
Original Music by Duval Timothy
Commissioned by Sommerset House with support from The Adonyeva Foundation

Further info on this work HERE