A visual interpretation of Stravinsky’s 2-piano concerto written in 1935. Using layers of footage to create all the graphic elements on the screen, the film turns into a rhythmic sketchbook in motion, constantly alternating between the graphic/abstract and the 'real'. The split-screen division in the first movement reflects both the harmony and the contrast encapsulated within the dialogue between the two piano parts.
Format: DV, approx. 20 min.
The piece is constructed of 4 movements:
1. Con Moto.
3. Quattro Variazione.
4. Preludio & Fuga.
Music by Igor Stravinsky.
Pianos: Katia and Marielle Labèque.
Commissioned by KML Foundation, UK-France 2006-7.
Above: Con Moto on YouTube.
Released commercially as Stravinsky/Debussy Two Piano Music CD/DVD (© KML Recordings 1112-1113, 2007).
World Premiere (screening/Con Moto): November 2006/L'alternativa Festival Barcelona/Spain.