Image Schema
Creative works

Image Schema

Category : Creative works
Tags : Music Video

music to a video

'Image Schema' is music to a video created by pianist Johan Fröst. The visual material is a processed video recording of himself playing a short piano piece by Debussy. Fröst has used unusual angles and extreme close-ups as a technique for shooting the film and the video has been edited from the point of view of the structure of the music primarily.

I approached the video only, not knowing what the underlying piano music was, in an attempt to test the hypothesis that aspects of the structure of the original music can be communicated through the visuals in the way the video was edited. The material for the music are piano samples that have been gathered in a way that is similar to how the video is created, putting microphones at strange and unusual places and at odd angles.

'Image Schema' premiered in Engelbrektskyrkan in Stockholm on November 24, 2019.