Back in 2015, David Lynch attended an event at University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music to talk about his collaboration with composer Marek Zebrowski—a collaboration ultimately resulting in a piece of music that accompanied the director's new (and very unnerving) surrealist animated short.
After 5 long years, Lynch's short film Fire (Pozar), which was animated by another one of his frequent collaborators, Noriko Miyakawa, has finally debuted online on his YouTube channel, David Lynch Theater, and it's complete with haunting atmospheres and abstract visuals—you know, the typical Lynchian fare.
Check it out below.
The collaboration between Lynch and Zebrowski, who have worked together on many different projects, including Inland Empire, started out as an experiment. As Lynch explained to USC, "The whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and Marek would interpret the visuals in his own way."
Zebrowski noted his reaction to Fire (Pozar), as well as his approach to composing the music for the short film. "I thought it was a very melancholic film in a certain sense and also very poetic. Without trying to be too explicit, I tried to illustrate further what David was doing. For example, there is something that looks like a hailstorm and I used a lot of pizzicato, but I also used a soaring melodic line to add a lyrical element to it."
Why not try Lynch's "experiment" yourself? How do you interpret the visuals of Fire (Pozar)? Let us know down in the comments.
Source: David Lynch Theater