Baroque Suite is a short visual-music composition that invites the audience to “listen to image” and to “see sound” in five synesthetic movements. The formal structure is guided by the traditional Baroque Suite: a set of musical movements as exemplified by Western European composers from the early 18th century. This Baroque influence also extends to the film’s content; references to idiomatic musical gestures and painting techniques as well as common Baroque subjects/aesthetics are all present.
The composition is built upon the guiding principle that creative collaboration in visual-music must have no boundaries of input between composer and filmmaker. Thus the process was to conceive and realize images and sounds simultaneously, in a serious attempt to create continuum between media while not sacrificing the most expressive conventions relative to each.
Written and Directed by:
Troy Herion and Alex Tyson