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Franciszka and Stefan Themerson
In introducing the project, Stefan Themerson wrote about the two ways of listening to music.

The first simply involves the emotions. The second involves understanding of the construction, instrumentation and pattern. The intention was to 'play' visually on the screen with shapes in motion as if they were the sounds of the voice and of musical instruments, and reflecting as well the speed and pitch of the music. Stefan described the film as 'an attempt to create for the eye an impression comparable to the experience of the ear'.

The four songs lend themselves to different methods of cinematographic interpretation. The first three observe a close equivalence between instrumentation, score and graphic devices. The last movement is in an altogether different, elegiac mode.

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