Garro, D (2014) DAMMTOR - audiovisual composition. [Video]

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Programme notes: Dammtor is a visual music work based on the poem of the same title by James Sheard, which tells a vivid tale of memories, longing and desolation in the old travel hub in the Rotherbaum quarter of the city of Hamburg. The film features audio and video materials linked to the words, metaphors and overall essence of the text. Recordings of voice actors, reading and whispering passages of the poem, feature predominantly in the montage. The reciting voices trigger visual and sonic reflections on the otherwise unadorned snapshots evoked by the poem. Hence the verses, the sonic anecdotes and the imagery all become entangled in a web of reciprocal allusions. Yet, the crux of this film is not the disclosure of a truth hidden behind the poem’s disconnected threads; if anything, it is to linger with our senses over the rifts that the poem opens amidst the strands of an unspoken tale: not a story… but a story about a story. (notes by the composer)

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: Audio-visual composition in three parts, based on a poem by James Sheard. Composed in 2013-2014 at Keele University – Music Technology and Creative Multimedia labs (UK). With the support of Keele University – Research Institute for the Humanities. Duration: 18’34’’ (shorter cuts are also available upon request). 2-channel stereophonic soundtrack. Preview available on Vimeo: Warning: please note that this Vimeo upload is intended for individual preview uses only. It provides limited audio and visual quality, and should never be used for public screening. High resolution versions are available for public presentations. Please contact Diego Garro ( (c) 2013 Diego Garro. All rights reserved. PRS registration code: EJNW-291113-0178-00. Diego Garro PRS CAE number: 292186938
Uncontrolled Keywords: art; arts; audio; composition; electroacoustic; music; sonic; sound; audiovisual; visual; video; film; experimental
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music

Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 10:14

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