Taking a very pure approach to the sound, this is a graphic representation of Conlon Nancarrow's Player-Piano Study no.7. Drawing inspiration partly from the music roll of the player piano and the experimental film and graphics of the 1920s, geometric elements are introduced, each 'set' representing a motif in the music. As these motifs reappear in the piece so do their graphic counterparts, each time changing and creating new geometric landscapes.
Format: DV, 6 min 50 sec (film) or approx. 10 min (live performance).
Directed by Tal Rosner, in collaboration with Sophie Clements.
Music by Conlon Nancarrow.
Commissioned by the Barbican London, UK 2007.
World Premiere (live performance, arranged for two pianos by Thomas Adès): March 2007 / Pianos: Thomas Adès and Rolf Hind / LSO St. Luke's / London / UK.