Out of Tune

Directed by Aaron With

Walking to work, an advanced glowing being passes signs of societal decay society: overgrown neon foliage, and a “burnout” lying wasted on the ground. Arriving at a religious sonic shrine, the worker uses a tuning fork to determine it’s been detuned. Cursing the sonic vandal teens responsible, the worker tunes the shrine, causing it to vibrate and change colors. Later he confronts a sonic vandal, who eventually persuades him the detuned sound both contains beauty and is more honest reflection of their world as it is.

Built from the sound up, “Out of Tune” is a synesthetic meditation on tradition and iconoclasm, bias and perception, technological...

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