Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey shore, as well as New York City and areas surrounding them. This collaborative effort of video by Jim Tuite and music by Michael Durek immerses the viewer in the emotional response to this loss and the memories associated with the place.
After a 5 day power outage following Hurricane Sandy, Michael Durek plugged in his theremin and this melody came out spontaneously. He was reflecting on the loss and frustration felt throughout the American Mid-Atlantic region. The track uses a single theremin with an octave delay effect so that it loops over itself.
The video montage by Jim Tuite layers aspects of memory and loss over the ubiquitous power of nature. It reflects on the to and fro, the passage of time, breakdown of permanence, and the decay of that which is familiar and well-loved.
We dedicate this project to all who have suffered loss through this disaster and by extension disasters others have faced. We also dedicate this video to the selflessness of first responders and all who have given to help those in need.
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