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Image Sounding - five music films by David Downes


  • Square Edge Community Arts 47 The Square Palmerston North New Zealand (map)

For one week only, five music films by David Downes produced between 2004 and 2016 will play on loop in the FX² Theatre in Square Edge. Free entry - come and go as you please.

"For a long time I’ve been interested in pushing the experience of music into the realm of the moving image. The short film ‘Defence Mechanism’ showcases a piece of music featuring two of these kinds of instruments. The other four animated films might be thought of as visual poems, each following a dream-like, stream of consciousness where the focus is very much on augmenting the expressive flow of the music. The music soundtracks to the films feature some of New Zealand’s leading music ensembles and one of China’s most respected traditional orchestras."

David Downes is the current Massey University and Square Edge Community Arts Visiting Artist in Residence.