This is a re-score for the installation piece 'Sync' (2011) by visual artist Max Hattler. This was part of my dissertation portfolio for my MMus. in Composing for Film & TV at Kingston University, London, entitled 'Mechanisms'.
The purpose of my project was to explore the use of ‘mechanisms’ in music, and I presented three compositions to film that explore this concept in various ways. In my practical work, I interpreted the mechanism in this context as a metaphor for independent devices governing the construction of a composition, and integrated mechanical sounds and samples to express the concept more literally. Through my research I explored the use of certain ‘mechanical’ features in music, particularly in 20th Century avant-garde composition, and consider the relationship between such music and film.
© 2012 Benedict Gordon / © 2010 Max Hattler