Director Chuck Przybyl’s Box Of Sound is a short documentary, embedded above, that explores the work of Chicago audio technician and circuit bender Antoine Kattar.
The film documents Kattar’s process of making a cigar box into a synthesizer. The cigar box synth is also put to use by Chicago electronic music producer Searchl1te,. Searchl1te is also shadowed as he gathers field recordings, breaking glass to create a snare and banging train cars for use as a bass drum.
After screening at multiple festivals in the US, London, and New Zealand – Box of Sound is now being made available online.
You can find out more about the documentary and artists it features at the film’s site.