"Erik Ian Walker's discreet
sound score and Jack Carpenter's evocative lighting design were
Allan Ulrich, San Franciscan Examiner
"Erik Ian Walker's sound
score was ever so delicate and subtle, with snippets of a tinkling
piano tune or the sound of a faraway, festive harmonica extending
the memory space into another dimension. Architect Stanley Saitowitz's
partial raft that became a swimming pool, effectively lit by Jack
Carpenter, worked well, although it wasn't quite clear why the stage
apron had to be extended into the audience. It was used little,
and then not in a particularly telling manner.
Rita Felciano, Bay Guardian
"The music is wonderful.
Erik Ian Walker is the composer. He did a great job. We met and
talked and I tried to explain that I was getting at and the kind
of moods I wanted to create. I played him different pieces of music,
and then I chose various cuts in video form and gave them to him
over a period of two years.
Yeah. It's not like I made the film and brought
him in at the end. Almost from the very beginning I got him involved
because I felt I needed music to work with in editing. I wated to
play a lot with the music. The beauty of working with a composer
was also that he could match what I edited, it could be tailored
to the imagery which is really nice. The last two or three months
he was invoved in a very major way. It was really a neat collaboration."
Daven Gee, Release Print interview with Jay Rosenblatt of
The Smell of Burning Ants