I chose the title CANON for this piece because, according to my research, it is loved by many hearing people. My idea was to create a ‘visual score’ by recording the voices of 3 people and arranging them into a canon to be transcribed into film. With the help of Akira Baba, I was able to see the tone, volume and length of each sound on a meter. Through this process, I could understand where different sounds occur, their intensity in terms of volume and tone, and where they started or ended. We edited the sounds together and created a visual representation of the meter which is projected during the performance.
Choreographer: Chisato Minamimura
Performers: Carly Best/ Hannah Shepherd, Jamima Hoadley
Lighting designer: Jonathan Samuels
Composer: Akira Baba, Chisato Minamimura
Film artist: Akira Baba
Length: approx 15 minutes
Oct 2008 Firsts 2008 @ Royal Opera House 2
Sep 2008 the Place Prize 2008 ＠ the Place, sponsored by Bloomberg
Supported by Arts Council England.
I created the visual score by using mathematic principles from Canon.
Photographed by Yumiko Hakamada