Six Mil Antennas [soundtrack]

Chantre composed the music for Six Mil Antennas, a film by Johnny Ranger, the first film made
for the 360 degree screen Satosphère of the Society for Arts and Technology. This new kind of
fiction offers a journey in a futurist, psychedelic and non­linear universe. The audience is
immersed in a sensory and narrative experience, made of characters who evolve in a fictional
setting. The film deals, in an abstracted way, with the interconnection of different states of
individual, social and political awareness.

Six Mil Antennas is the third immersive work made in duo by Johnny Ranger and Manuel Chantre.
This creation is a synthesis of their collaborations and respective works on immersive creations
using non­linear narrations. The album was launched as an update of Manuel Chantre’s latest
album – a concrete block in which datas are accessible by connecting USB plug to a computer.
The music is also available online.

  • "The screenings were very successful, and had completely sold out even before the Opening Night of Melbourne International Film Festival ( MIFF )."
    ­ Melbourne International Film Festival, Warik Laurence, production designer, Melbourne (AU), 2013
  • " […] The composer […] created a transcendental music to whom then the images were grafted. "

    ­ La Vitrine, Ariane Gruet Pelchat, Six Mil Antennas, Quand la réalité bascule, Montreal (CA), 2012
  • "The audience were thoroughly entranced by Six Mil Antennas. Many of the audience found the film challenging, but all were completely overwhelmed by the stunning imagery."
    ­ Melbourne International Film Festival, Warik Laurence, production designer, Melbourne (AU), 2013
  • "I believe Six Mil Antennas to be a landmark film in fulldome cinema, that will change the way the medium is looked at forever."
    ­ Melbourne International Film Festival, Warik Laurence, production designer, Melbourne (AU), 2013
  • " […] the soundtrack of Six Mil Antennas is mesmerizing like no other. "

    ­ La Vitrine, Ariane Gruet Pelchat, Six Mil Antennas, Quand la réalité bascule, Montreal (CA), 2012

 

 

 

 

Manuel Chantre tried to translate Johnny Ranger’s universe in developing an electronic and
psychedelic music from the 2010’s. He also found inspiration in films suggested by Johnny
Ranger, such as Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé), Alphaville (Jean­Luc Godard), The Holy Mountain
(Alejandro Jodorowsky), and Persona (Ingmar Bergman), as well as the documentary The Spirit
Molecule (Mitch Schultz).

The music was composed before the visuals. Johnny Ranger described him his artistic vision
with sounds that he recorded himself (breathings, Tibetan bowls), music, drawings, collages
and the original synopsis, which has been modified afterwards. Semi-­directed
sessions were recorded with the composer and flautist Brian D'Oliveira, Johnny Ranger on the harp
and harmonica, Jason Sharp on the saxophone and basson, and Manuel Chantre on the guitar. The music was then
transformed to develop an unusual sound; to reflect a vision of the future.

Awards:
- Best experimental film for Six Mil Antennas, GB Fulldome Festival, Leicerter (UK), 2012
- Best experimental film, UK Fulldome festival for Six Mil Antennas, Birmingham (UK), 2012

Society for Arts and Technology, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA), 2011-2012. Photo: Sébastien Roy

Press and documentation :
- Article, La Presse, Éric Clément, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA)
- Internal communication, Melbourne International Film Festival, Warik Laurence, production designer,Melbourne (AU), 2013
- Article, Le Délit, B. Rinner, Montreal (CA), 2013
- Mention, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne (AU), 2013
- Audio interview, CKRL, La croche oreille, Québec (CA), 2013
- Article, La Vitrine, Quand la réalité bascule, Ariane Gruet Pelchat, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Article, Kalibre, Luc Courchesne, Six Mil Antennas (Web), 2012
- Article, The Creators Project, B. Palop, Six mil Antennas (Web), 2012
- Article, Camuz, Six mil Antennas album, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Article, La Presse, E. Clément, album critic, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Audio interview, CIBL, Louis­René Beaudin, album interview, Quebec (CA), 2012
- Article, Le Médium Saignant, A. Ornawka, album interview, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Article, 24H, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Article, cultMTL, R. Levine, Montreal (CA), 2012
- Article, Ambiant blog, Six Mil Antennas and Memorsion and Other Works (Web), 2012
- Article, The Gazette, J. Heinrich, Montreal (CA), 2012

Society for Arts and Technology, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA), 2011-2012. Photo: Sébastien Roy

Exhibitions:
-­ Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne (AU), 2013
­- Fulldome Festival, Jena (DE), 2013
-­ Dome Club, ThinkTank Planetarium, Birmingham (GB), 2013
-­ Society for Arts and Technology, Montréal (CA), 2011-2012

Created in 2011

Technique:
A large 360° immersive dome, 8 projectors, multi channel audio system 32.1 or 5.1,
computer, mapping software.

Dimensions:
Variable / semi­sphere : radius 900 cm, height 1300cm

Credit:
Film director: Johnny Ranger / Composer and sound designer: Manuel Chantre / Harpe,
harmonica: Jean Ranger / Flute: Brian D'Oliveira / Bass saxophone: Jason Sharp /
Guitar: Manuel Chantre / Voice: Marine Chantre Moreault / Sound experiment: Francis
Pineau / Recording studio 1: Manuel Chantre, Recording studio 2: Hacienda CREATIVE

Produced and commissioned by the Society for Arts and Technology and Mindroots

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Society for Arts and Technology, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA), 2011-2012. Photo: Sébastien Roy

Society for Arts and Technology, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA), 2011-2012. Photo: Sébastien Roy

Society for Arts and Technology, Six Mil Antennas, Montreal (CA), 2011-2012. Photo: Sébastien Roy

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