Listening Image (2016) Single channel digital film | 02:50
Violinist Sarah Saviet listens back to a recording of herself practicing her instrument. Made for public viewing, the film - presented without audio - is an attempt to activate a collective perception of sound as readable through the body, whilst initiating a space in which viewers may listen to themselves listening.
The project was initiated by Saviet, who invited me to join her in residence at Aldeburgh Music in May 2016, where we worked with Elliot Carter's violin suite Four Lauds. Listening Image is my response to one of these four miniature violin solos, entitled Rhapsodic Musings. The piece was premiered at Aldeburgh Music.
This film is for Graeme Cole.