A Wide Field

A film by Sophie Thammer.

A Wide Field

Symphony in A major , KV 201
A film by Sophie Thammer

Production
Idea and concept: Sophie Thammer
Concept and musical analysis: Sihua Ren
In collaboration with Thomas Ballhausen

 

A Wide Field deals with the transformation process of Mozart’s Symphony in A major (KV 201) into a gradually emerging abstract painting, realised in the form of an animated film. Moving graphic objects/traces are synaesthetically assigned to the parameters in the music in correspondence with existing systems and structures in nature, so that a new, universally applicable graphic notation/language emerges. Referring to the unstable character of music, that e.g. tones, motifs can always be rearranged in relation to the temporal dimension, the new, graphic “score” should also be able to reinvent, overlap and destroy itself again and again.