Working on the short lm Outer Space, by Peter Tscherkassky, put the research I am doing on visual music on a new level. Even without soundtrack, this film provides a sonic experience through rhythm, noise, and dynamic of the visual. Composing music that could add a layer of complexity to the already standalone work has been maybe the greatest challenge I faced within the past years.
The flow of information received by the eye is so overwhelming that not surrendering to a mere audiovisual synchronisation has been a constant fight that I kept losing. So I simply decided to empower it instead, integrating not only the music but the musicians themselves to the film.
Outer Space was written for and first performed by Ensemble NIKEL at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, in July 2018.