a piece for prepared harpsichord and video installation

Performed in January 2021 by Sonja Leipold at echoraum Vienna, 
recorded and filmed by echoraeume Vienna during a streaming concert
duration 16′ – video excerpt 6’

Thanks to by echoraum Wien for supporting the performance.

The piece was developed in collaboration with the performer Sonja Leipold, who specialises in contemporary performance techniques with harpsichords. The lid of the instrument is packed in white paper. A video showing wild forests and landscapes is projected onto the paper, as a reference to the ancient custom of painting landscape scenes onto the lid of the harpsichord. In this way, the instrument becomes a small paper theatre in itself (photos by Pia Palme and Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka)

The video for the projection is made from material I filmed in Finland and Canada in 2018 and 2019.