aimed to encompass and build on the experiences gained from composing previous pieces in the portfolio into a piece for multiple hands. Étude
is a trio for guitar, clarinet and piano. All hand shapes were derived from standard instrumental techniques, with a single instrument housed in a portion of the screen space throughout the piece. Specific instruments were targeted to generate disparate hand shapes and may impact on a non-cochlear sound
if cross-modal perception
Rhythm was created by applying simple video editing techniques to show or remove the images within a formal structure imposed onto composition prior to any arrangement. Engaging with a pre-determined form was an attempt at removing the ‘blindness of instinct’ (Merleau-Ponty, 1962, p. 90) from the act of composition. Rhythm exists in three approximately equal parts, played by each instrument in turn before cycling through each instrument. A new hand shape emerges after each cycle, tethered to one rhythmic pattern.
The videos contain flashing images. There are no sound files to accompany the videos.