A conceptual exploration of the shared feelings between music and mountains — Tempo II. Movements in Jungle is set in the world's largest urban jungle, exploring styles of Brazilian drumming and trail running.
Tempo began as a documentary process and exploration of Kyle's love of the niche sport of scrambling. Through hours running trails together, conversations of music and nonverbal communication came out, leading to comparisons of drumming and scrambling.
The piece was a fully collaborative process. Capturing the scrambling, interpreting the movements in a live score, then editing the piece to the score. In the end, Kyle finishes what Thomas started, perfecting the audio mix of his overall performance.
Tempo II seeks to build upon the Boulder performance, as Kyle travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to follow local runner and drummer, Odin, through his home hills and musical ensembles—learning the landscape and local flavor along the way.
Odin is a mountain runner living in the vibrant Santa Teresa neighborhood. His daily runs blur the lines of urban and jungle, while his creativity blurs the lines of music and movement.
Kyle lives in Boulder, Colorado where he takes full advantage of the local terrain. Best known for moving light and fast in the mountains and for huge link ups, he draws his inspiration from the landscape and uses this to push himself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival – Best Mountain Sports Film, Wold Tour Selection
2022 Kendal Mountain Festival – Best Short Film
2023-24 VIMFF – World Tour Selection
2023 Wasatch Mountain Film – Official Selection
2023 5Point Film Festival – Official Selection
2023 Torelló Mountain Film Festival – Official Selection
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