This beautiful story about a plate, is a visual feast. We were asked to write a “boeremusiek” orchestral hybrid, and to sound design the commercial (boeremusiek is a traditional Afrikaans style of music played by the early settlers, comprising of accordion & violin).
We employed the skills of several musicians to realise this piece, as even the type of accordion used needs to be period specific, and the musical structure is very important.
An interesting detail for us was the plate. We smashed all of the plates in our kitchen to get the perfect smashing moment. A task well worth the effort, as you’ll hear. Also, the lovely old lady doing the voice over is actually the actress in the commercial, who’d never recorded in a studio in her life. She was amazing!