Retina

for piano and electronics (2010) | 15 min | Album: Red Sun |

 

 

 

 

Category solo instrument with multimedia
Year Composed 2010
Duration15 Minutes
Orchestration piano, video and electronics
Availability contact composer

video by Emmanuel Flores

 

Malgorzata Walentynowicz performing Retina during Inner Sound Festival, Bucharest 18/09/2014

RETINA is a 15 minute performance that includes piano in a setting that immerse it with live video and electronics and putting the classical idiom intomodern context. It is an artistic study in the kinetic relationships between sound, image, motion and space. It takes its inspiration from the early cinematic practices of Étienne-Jules Marey, whose work in studying and photographing movement revolutionized the way we visualize time and motion, and puts them in the contemporary perspective. The main question of this project is the ontology of the cinematic praxis: what is contained on the audiovisual material that allows the cinematic experience to be constructed? How is the narrative material developing? Is modern human differs in attention? How to present the material to the modern audience? The soundscape of sober electronics promotes the image and brings the sound and time dimension to the visual aspect. The nostalgic and familiar sounds of piano bridge the modern and old sounds from the early cinematicworld into the modern.

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