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2018 NEXT Section Sundance Trading Card Series: #2. Troy Herion (306 Hollywood)

Troy Herion 306 Hollywood

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2018 NEXT Section Sundance Trading Card Series: #2. Troy Herion (306 Hollywood)

2018 NEXT Section Sundance Trading Card Series: #2. Troy Herion (306 Hollywood)

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2017 discoveries”
Troy Herion: 1. The Optigan – an obscure organ from the 1970s
2. Oregon Rte 138 – highway of waterfalls
3. Ed Steed New Yorker cartoons

Lavallee: In this particular 70 year-life span, I imagine there were dominant instruments / this is your life type soundtracks that you leaned towards?
Herion: One of the “characters” in the movie is the collection of random objects that accumulate in a house over a lifetime. For those rummaging scenes I wanted a “sounds from the attic” vibe. One of my favorite instruments for this purpose is the Optigan – an obscure 1970s gimmick organ that plays back loops of studio musicians in styles like the “cha-cha” or “cocktail.” The old tape hiss and low fidelity create a one-of-a-kind sound texture that is full of nostalgic charm. In the finished score I combined Optigan drums, organ, and flute with live musicians.

Troy Herion 306 Hollywood

Lavallee: Could you discuss your collaboration with the Bogaríns?
Herion: We’ve all been collaborating for years on smaller film and music projects and we love to create rich visual and sonic worlds. While I write music I often also make edits to the video. Sometimes it’s just finessing a few details, but it allows for a “musical” arc to the scene and punchy audiovisual rhythms which can really help a story flow.

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Troy Herion 306 Hollywood

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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