Musical Offering

2006, 8 mins
Super 16mm

Directed by
Nick Peterson

A short experiment inspired by Anton Webern’s famed 1935 arrangement of a fugue for 6 voices from J.S. Bach’s "Musical Offering". The film is built entirely of a succession of horizontal traveling shots which mimic Webern’s acute mapping of different instruments to the same melody lines. Filmed in the summer of 2005 using a portable camera dolly designed and constructed by metal shop students at Franklin High School in Portland, OR.