Roger Bozek

Roger Bozek

Audio Production , 2017
The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg

Roger Bozek

I decided to create my own musical and experimental sound around the images that [Hans Richter] created. Roger Bozek Bachelor of Science in Audio Production, 2017 , The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
What was the inspiration for your artwork?

The inspiration for this artwork, entitled "Wicked Dream," came when one of my teachers introduced me to the works of Hans Richter, a German graphic artist, avant-gardist, and film-experimenter. I was inspired and impressed by the art form of his videos so much that I decided to create my own musical and experimental sound around the images that he created. My liking to dark and twisted audio sounds came out to be a perfect fit for his visuals. So, I had no choice but to feel inspired naturally to take on such a project. 

What are we seeing in your work?

The first thing I did when I chose the video I wanted to create sound to was go into my Max MSP program and create a library of sounds. Afterwards, I created roughly 60 short pieces that I knew would fit into the video. I created a record and export function in Max MSP that allowed me to get the files out of the program. After that was done, I used Pro Tools to cut up, lengthen or shorten sounds to match certain segments of the video. I also used Pro Tools plugins, such as decay and reverb times, to mess around with flow. It was a very tedious project, but my vision for what I wanted to create was worth it. 

How can people find out more about you and your work?

You can check out more of my work in audio mixing, songwriting, and film composition on my personal website.