Joana Bagulho

Motiongraphics and CD for a solo concert. “Acção” is a project developed by composer and interpreter Joana Bagulho. It is a harpsichord re-interpretation of Carlos Paredes Portuguese guitar compositions and performances.
We looked into the construction and history of the harpsichord and learned that in the XVII century some instruments were decorated with a landscape scene or a phrase in the interior lid. This can be seen in numerous Vermeer paintings. We drew upon this and other visual aspects related to the instruments sound properties, like – scratching and pinching on lacquer surfaces – to create a visual score and lettering for the different themes throughout the concert.

Alphabet and drawings: António Silveira Gomes
Vídeo and animation: Alexandre Castro
Software: Video Projection Tool by H.C. Gilje

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