a haunting: new work for flute, electronics, projection & text
image by the studio of mathew brady; source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/01/08/decayed-daguerreotypes/
this pieces comes out of discovering a series of decayed daguerrotypes on the ever brilliant Public Domain Review, which you can see here.
from here i went to project gutenberg to find a work on daguerrotypes to mine as seed text for writing the text that forms the backbone of the work - i'll post this here soon.
some of the decayed daguerrotypes images will be part of the projected material
for the colour litanies sections i plan to film abstract colour images or use highly coloured film-leaders
for the shadow-writing i'm experimenting with light & shadow effects obtained by filming inside the flute...
the work moves through a series of sections (i'll post the plan here eventually) - spoken text, flute, both with digital sound & the images as above.
probably quite a big piece - 40mins or so