for live electronics, live video and lighting
composed in 2015
Via is based on film materials of roads and viaducts in Wellington, NZ, and across California, USA. I took the films spontaneously with hand-held devices while traveling, hence the shaky quality of the recordings, which translates into the overall visual design of the work. In the composition I applied a very tight connection between sounds and visuals. Almost everything that can be seen can also be heard – an approach that is in film theory referred to as Mickey Mousing. Nevertheless, while the synchronous doubling of media is generally applied in order to generate congruencies and amplifications of effects, I was specifically interested in exploring couplings between the media where the strict synchronization yields unexpected, yet coherent results.
Even though I often processed the visual material beyond recognition, the floating character of the filmed roads and passing cars still determines the basic character of the work.
Performed by Marko Ciciliani
Recorded on July 16 and 17, 2015 in MUMUTH/University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Recording: Marko Ciciliani (audio and video)
Recording Assistance: Andrés Gutiérrez (audio) and Nick Acorne (video)
Editing: Marko Ciciliani
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