‘Contrapuntal’ consists of three films created in reaction to one another; Sawdust theme, Fluctuation theme and Kiwano’s theme. The overall piece merges three different local musical expressions and locations. Between the surroundings of a man playing a saw in a forest and the urban world of a busker, there is a composed choral work, which acts as an interlude to the other two parts and is set in a construction site, a landscape in a state of flux. Each of the three parts is self-contained, yet through their juxtaposition the overall piece transfers the artistic expression of the individual into broader cultural layers and temporal perspectives.
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English title / Contrapuntal
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Kontrapunkti
Original title / Kontrapunkti
Keywords / nature, pilgrimage, stories, human relations, music, observation, singing, landscape, urban landscape, construction areas
Type / Single channel
Genre / architecture and urban space, landscape and nature, performance art, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:20:00
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2005
Cast / Matti Helariutta (Cinematographer), Anu Keränen (Cinematographer), Olli Koskelin (Composer), Antti Halonen (Composer), Jani Ruscica (Director), Jani Ruscica (Editor), Tiina Aarniala (Editor), Sini Pelkki (Still Photography), Askel productions / - (Producer), Jani Ruscica (Producer), Esko Kallio (Conductor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), YLE / Sari Volanen (Funder), Henri Tani (Graphic Designer), Antti Halonen (Instrumentalist), Juha Kiwano (Music), Jani Ruscica (Script), Jani Ruscica (Author), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Design), Kyösti Väntänen (Sound Recording), Jenni Aarniala (Sound Recording), Helsinki Chamber Choir / - (Vocalist)