Muybridge in Afrika: FAK-Sangbundel Vol. 1

Composition Details

Instrumentation

Digital

Duration

3’37”

Year of music production

2018

Video

Robert Rennie

Composer’s Statement

Muybridge in Afrika: FAK-Sangbundel Vol. 1 is a collaboration between Jaco Meyer and filmmaker Robert Rennie. Rennie took photos taken by Eadweard Muybridge as part of his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and motion-picture projection, and digitally created a sense of motion through projecting the photos in consecutive order. Existing Afrikaans folk songs were taken from the FAK-Sangbundel (an Afrikaans folk song anthology) and arranged to fit the motion-picture projections. The music was created digitally, mostly by means of synthesizers, to complement the technological intervention done on Muybridge’s photos. The music was also meant to be tongue-in-the-cheek, and to enhance the visuals.

Screening

24 August 2018. Silwerskermfees. The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, South Africa.

Media

Film poster of Muybridge in Afrika: FAK-Sangbundel Vol. 1