Video: Pepi Ginsberg
Pepi Ginsberg presents us with her beautiful realized documentary on composer Martin Crane. Form meets content as the video weaves images of the natural in with the story of the creation of Noon Quartets, which themselves evoke the meditative beauty of nature.
While only 4-minutes long, the video nevertheless manages to encompass the depth of Crane’s process, largely due to the months of time Ginsberg put into the documentary project. To quote Ginsberg, “I’ve had the unique privilege of watching Martin’s Noon Quartets evolve over the months, from their early iterations built in Ableton to their current, fully formed incarnations, performed by the inimitable ACME quartet. What I’ve enjoyed most about my time documenting Martin’s work is having the opportunity to see an artist truly mine to the core of an idea.”
That Ginsberg is also paying tribute as she documents Crane’s process is clear from the care with which the documentary is created. She makes no secret that she is a fan. “The pieces have great integrity, I believe in part because of Martin’s focus, drive and dedicated pursuit of true and honest self-expression. He is a passionate maker, evident in every step of his process as he collides technology with tradition. He lights up when he hears a beautiful sound, a bow pulling and flexing against a string, a melody with lift, a note with gravitas. Martin follows his compass, my job in this process was to try to follow along.”
We’re very pleased to be able to present Cranes work and Ginsberg’s documentary.
He lights up when he hears a beautiful sound, a bow pulling and flexing against a string, a melody with lift, a note with gravitas. Martin follows his compass, my job in this process was to try to follow along.