Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music, Sonic Ident, PodcastPersonal, Field Recording
Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music,
Sonic IdentPodcastPersonal,


Reeve Rixon
Sound Design, Music, Audio Post, Mix 

Made in the forgotten ghost towns of America, Reeve Rixon’s AiLONE is a 360° story of how A.I. left alone in a world without humans, becomes increasingly lonely.

Reeve worked with ASTRAL PROJEKT at Burning Man's central Man Base; Helping to create an AI-themed collection of 360° films by 30 artists from around the world, these were projection-mapped onto the Pavilion’s interior walls of the central Burning Man installation. As a manifestation of the "I, Robot" theme, the 2018 Man Base experience offered an exploration of humankind’s decidedly mixed feelings about algorithmic intelligence, cybernetic augmentation, and the mystery of what it means to be human in an increasingly automated world.

Awarded medal for Contribution of Excellence by Burning Man.  

Crafting the Soundscape for AI Visions

Building upon the artistic foundation created by Reeve Rixon and international filmmakers, this project involved composing roughly three minutes of original audio to complement the 360° film experience.

Working with the Unknown:
  • Pre-Visualization Techniques: Due to the ongoing video production process, the final edit wasn't available during initial audio creation. To overcome this challenge, the script, storyboard, and various still images were utilized to pre-visualize the scenes and craft a cohesive soundscape.
  • Iterative Refinement: Work-in-progress audio samples were shared with the creative director, leading to an iterative refinement process until the final mix was achieved. This collaborative approach ensured the audio perfectly complemented the evolving visuals.

A Unique Creative Experience:

While experiencing the Burning Man installation firsthand wasn't possible, a 360° highlight recording of the final film provides a glimpse into the immersive audio-visual experience delivered at the 2018 event.

Sound Design, Music & Audio Post by the coast, North Yorkshire ︎ ︎  ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎