Original Music: Pedro Alcalde / Sergio Caballero
Title: La Distancia
Director and Writer: Sergio Caballero
Producer: Advanced Music y Arcadia Motion Pictures
Cinematography: Marc Gómez del Moral
Editing: Martí Roca
Premiered in Holland: 25th of January 2014 – International Film Festival Rotterdam
Premiered in Denmark: 5th of April 2014 – CPH PIX Copenhagen Film Festival
“La Distancia” narrates the story of the commission, planning and execution of an art robbery in Siberia.
“La Distancia” is the name of the targeted artwork of the robbery.
The basic idea for the soundtrack was not to explicitly differentiate the music from the sound design and to integrate the dialogues in that same acoustic world.
Under this premise, sound procedures and techniques often exchanged their usual positions. The leitmotiv tool for characterisation of action, characters or places is, for instance, used from the noise’s palette and ambient sound is sometimes created with instrumental or electroacoustic music.
For the dialogue’s part, it was very helpful the fact that all the characters communicated by telepathy. The “casting” of voices was consequently performed measuring the capacity of each of the voices to transport us to the sound effect of the movie.
It is only in the long final scene that a woodwind’s orchestra (flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons) accompanies the entire sequence. A final coda based on Scriabin’s mystic chord (do-fa #-sib-la-mi -re) renders homage to the theosophical interests of the non-visualised character, the creator and owner of the place in which the action takes place. In the final credits against black, a solo piece for violin detaches itself from the sounds and dialogues that had been the core of the soundtrack.
Electroacoustic elaboration of sounds taken from the place of the action
Woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons)
Violin (Kolja Blacher, Stradivari Tritton 1730)
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014
CPH PIX – Copenhagen Film Festival 2014