Notes on a Line

1987
Country: UK
Duration: 14 mins
B&W,
Sound: Magnetic
Available Format/s: 16mm

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‘Notes on a Line’ is DAVID LEISTER’s film in which two musicians, specifically Aleks Kolkowski and Alex Maguire, perform to a silent film of themselves playing violin and piano; in effect, to their own silent film.
Images of piano and violin appear on the screen as the musicians prepare and take their places. The live musical performance then follows the complex film images of piano and violin, building up a relationship between what is seen and what is heard. Image and music progressively overlap until, although separated by celluloid, they eventually act as one. What results is a unique relationship between film and music; the filmmaker and the musician.

More works by David Leister

UK
, 1988
14 Minutes

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