Notes by Andrew on the violin composition:
1) Distortion of the sound according to loss of picture
2) Murmur of the crowds (manipulated to sound distant yet constant) – trying to give a feeeling of witnessing it but not being THERE
3) Violin based on Hassidic melody performed by Boris Yevarechecha.
Played in a western style/western harmony -> Trying to show the breadth of Jewish migration and also that we are not THERE witnessing it.
Also, it has an irregular metre (timing) which aims to give a sense of timelessness…
It is also sorrowful = Mourning the destruction of the temple
4) Prayer emerges whenever you see a book…
5) I have reversed the “soundscape” and the piano when the woman is walking backwards (just a trick to denote movement)
6) The crowd fades out just leaving the violin at the end with the man alone with his torah. Tries to suggest that religion is also a personal thing although judaism is wrapped up in its global community
“Just as mosaics preserve their majesty despite their fragmentation into capricious particles, so philosophical contemplation is not lacking in momentum. Both are made up of the distinct and the disparate; and nothing could bear more powerful testimony to the transcendent force of the sacred image and the truth itself. The value of fragments of thought is all the greater the less direct their relationship to the underlying idea, and the brilliance of the representation depend as much on this value as the brilliance of the mosaic does on the glass plate. The relationship between the minute precision of the work and the proportions of the sculptural or intellectual whole demonstrates that truth content is only to be grasped through immersion in the most minute details of subject matter.”
Benjamin, The Origin of German Tragic Drama, p28-29
” You were willing to offer the Lord your only son, and so he makes you this solemn promise, 17 “I will bless you and give you such a large family, that someday your descendants will be more numerous than the stars in the sky or the grains of sand along the beach. They will defeat their enemies and take over the cities where their enemies live. 18 You have obeyed me, and so you and your descendants will be a blessing to all nations on earth.”
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The Lord Tells Abraham To Offer Isaac as a Sacrifice
My research in SOAS has been very productive , I have found very interesting missionary and pelgrimage books on Palestine:
“Defining mission and conversion in the ancient world.
To speak of a religious mission inmemediattely conjures up question about: WHAT , WHO , WHY
To speak of religious conversion also elicits questions about : rites of passages, medium amd message, public recognition, psychological dispotition, and variation of conversation.”
Reminiscencias (2010) from Tiempo Libre on Vimeo.
video/sound/edit: Juan Daniel Molero
VHS and 8mm archive: Fernández and Molero family
Music by: Rodrigo Daniel / J.S. Bach
I have watched this film few days ago , there is something very interesting on the use of sound within transtions , also the way the film is structured is very inspiring
Today meeting has been excited, this is a starting point to finally shape the structure of the project. We are going to do collaboration; Andy will help me to create the sound escapes. By now we are going to create the sound escapes for the Tree of Life Fragment. This is a start to stitch up the fragments together. It has been good allowing time to see and remember from the distances my experience in Palestine.
The sound scape for the Tree of Life will be faithful to Jericho dessert , The intention is add to it the sound of Israel air force helicopter, and possibly melt it with religious prays.
I research on Israel air force helicopter and the model is called Boeing AH-64 Apache:
“The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. Originally, the Apache started life as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army’s Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra, and was first flown on 30 September 1975. The AH-64 was introduced to U.S. Army service in April 198″