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In this third installment about how SFX creators have pushed artistic and professional boundaries, we hear from HISS and a ROAR, Dynamic Interference, and Norsonant. Stay tuned for more stories from our community later this week and next week.
1. What is your name, and who are your team members/co-creators?
Norsonant @norsonant @thomasalf: My name is Thomas Alf Holmemo and I founded Norsonant. Marius Ytterdal joined the team when we started an audio post production company together in 2015. We also worked with Jory Prum who helped us record the ‘Shiba dog’ library before he passed away.
When was a time you felt you pushed the boundaries to capture the perfect sound effect?
HISS and a ROAR: For me it occurs constantly, all of the time—it is a fundamental part of my nature and my ethos, my work: evolution, research and a constant motivation to explore unknown territory, whether it’s in the studio or out in the field. I love the feeling of travelling home after having captured unique new material and knowing that if it wasn’t for the fact that I had put myself in the path of that sound or image, it would not exist (other than ephemerally).
I fully acknowledge the giants on whose shoulders we all stand. For example, my exploration of contact mic recording might never have occurred without the incredible creative work done by Alan Splet and Anne Kroeber. In many ways their work was my starting point, but constant experimenting and exploring rapidly pushed me into uncharted territory.Read More