A Collective Improvisation for Linked Rooms, 2011

Video, color, surround sound, single channel projection
10 min. 04 sec. Loop

       

The video-installation A Collective Improvisation for Linked Rooms documents the performance of a Chamber Ensemble playing, by means of improvisation, within the parameters of western classical music. The musical session take place inside a professional sound recording studio, the video portrays the performance of the musicians from two different rooms: the live room where the musicians stand and play the music, and from inside the control room, through the glass window that separates the two adjacent rooms of the recording studio. The music the orchestra plays, can only be heard when the camera takes the performance from within the live room. The takes from the control room are deprived of the music, the sound of the preformance do not traspasses the glass window.