Connecting ideas related to music and memory with the Chinese diaspora, Cloudy Song is partly soundtracked by a scrambled bank of AI-generated music as well original music from Wuhan musician Lu Yan. The film builds a compelling narrative using dialogue, fragments of human voice, and ghostly visuals.
Chris Zhongtian Yuan
Courtesy of Somerset House
Steven Bode, Susanne Clausen, Mick Grierson, Claire Gould, Emma Hannon, Eno Inwang, Mike Jones, Cai Kai, David Leslie, Waitz Li, Peter Mackenzie, Leonara Manyangadze, Marie McPartlin, James Wright, Diane Willow & Lu Yan
Original Music: Lu Yan / Hardcore Raver in Tears "New Everlasting Regret" (2022) © A Company of Taihe Music Group. Music Clips for AI Regeneration: "Dolmen Music" (1981) by Meredith Monk “Unhome” (1972) by Hugh Masekela "My 1997" (1992) by Ai Jing "Cloudy Day" (1999) by Karen Mok.
Somerset House Team
Marie McPartlin (Director of Studios), Emma Hannon (Head of Studios), Ruth Lie (Senior Creative Producer), Leonara Manyangadze (Senior Programmer), Huw Thomas (Producer), Laurent John (Somerset House Studios Programme Coordinator), Harry Leek (Studio Coordinator), Eno Inwang (Studios & Digital Administrator)
Estela Oliva (Head of Digital), Helena Geilinger (Digital Producer), Patricia Hernandez Colin (Production Assistant), Anna Dobos (Filmmaker)
- Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
- Commissioned by Somerset House in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and UAL Creative Computing Institute.
- Developed in residence at Somerset House Studios