HEADSHOT is based on a casual fifteen-second long video of the composer in a Starbucks. The composer’s head is targeted for ever-more extreme variations until the contents of the head overwhelm its form. The musical score is derived from the environmental sound of the video fragment and follows a parallel process of variation. There is no narrative in the conventional sense; the visual content is completely based on principles of musical development. However, there are a few dominant themes; aging; self-concealment and destruction; the unbridgeable chasm between one’s physical appearance and interior life. An apothegm of Heraclitus appears in the middle of the work: “What we see when we are awake is death; what we see when we are asleep is sleep.” This is countered by a the repeated word יח [life].

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