The Strange Elizabethans

"The Strange Elizabethans" is a process-oriented work created by the composer Maksym Prykhodko and the filmmaker Michael Frank. The rules were simple: one hour to record material, two hours to edit. Prykhodko was solely responsible for audio and Frank for video. Neither one was allowed to look at what the other was doing. At the end of the three hours, the audio and video were combined to create the piece.

In regards to the music, the recordings were a result of amplified electricity of a numerous amount of appliances. The electric hums of fans, hard drives, and laptops can be heard throughout the piece. Stray FM frequencies make a presence and so does the low 60 Hz hum of the wall warts. These screaming primitive noises were then combined to create an ethereal yet organized atmosphere which was then combined with the film.