The Spontaneous Compositions for Screen project involves a series of compositional performance experiments utilising new methods of improvisation to, and influenced by, film and/or video. The performances have been taking place at the Reid School of Music, involving Yati Durant, Christian Aalby Svalesen, Jack Weir and others, and are electro-acoustic in nature. Many of the performances experiment with new forms of electronic controllers, musical communication and involve various levels of content discussion (or none) before the takes. These datasets include performances with as well as without video (prior to implementation with video), as well as short explanations of methods experimented with.

Items in this Collection

  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen w/Häxan 04.05.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Third attempt at spontaneous composition for screen with Häxan (up to Part 2, 1922, Benjamin Christensen), both are facing the screen (and sound source), attempt to improve reactivity through development of a graphic ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen w/Häxan 27.04.2015 2 mix 2 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Second attempt at spontaneous composition for screen with Häxen (up to Part 2, 1922, Benjamin Christensen), attempt to simplify “flow”, improve reactivity, balance and tempo, search for expression. The improvisation process ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen 30.03.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Continuing attempts at spontaneous composition. Two players facing each other. No usage of screen elements in order to develop musical communication language. Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen 13.03.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Initial attempts at spontaneous composition. Two players facing each other. No usage of screen elements in order to develop musical communication language. Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad, ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen 27.03.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Initial attempts at spontaneous composition. Two players facing each other. No usage of screen elements in order to develop musical communication language. Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad, ...
  • Yati Durant, Christian Svalesen and Jack Weir w/Mclaren 13.05.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian; Weir, Jack
    Spontaneous composition for screen with McLaren (Experimental footage). First attempt with inclusive guitar (+effects). The film was selected at random without prior knowledge of its content, short discussion about ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen w/Häxan 13.04.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    First attempt at spontaneous composition for screen with Häxan (up to Part 2, 1922, Benjamin Christensen), attempt to experiment with “letting the film do the hard work” utilizing simple and direct processes. The improvisation ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen 06.04.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Continuing attempts at spontaneous composition. Two players facing each other. No usage of screen elements in order to develop musical communication language. Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad ...
  • Yati Durant and Christian Svalesen 16.03.2015 mix 1 

    Durant, Yati; Svalesen, Christian
    Initial attempts at spontaneous composition. Two players facing each other. No usage of screen elements in order to develop musical communication language. Setup included Laptop running Ableton Live, Korg Kaoss pad, ...