Sunday Morning is the second of Four Sea Interludes, a suite from Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten. The visual interpretation of the piece takes off from a very simple composition - the edge of a building (looking upwards) and the seam it shares with the sky. Like a clock beginning to tick, the piece starts to develop rhythmically into a celebration of waves, boat masts and birds, increasingly interspersed with spikier and more aggressive shapes which progressively slow the pace down, forcing the various elements to conform.
Format: HD Animation, approx. 4 min.
Music by Benjamin Britten.
Commissioned for live performance by Miami's New World Symphony Orchestra, USA 2009.
Above: Sunday Morning (excerpt), QuickTime, 8.9mb.
World Premiere: 9 May 2009/Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with The New World Symphony Orchestra/Miami/USA.