Crotchets and Contrivances


Dir. Roberta Friedman, Grahame Weinbren, Sound 00:16:00

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The phrase is from Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosohicus: 'How can logic - all embracing logic which mirrors the world - use such peculiar crotchets and contrivances? Only because they are all connected with one another in an infinite network, the great mirror.' Actually the piece has less to do with logic and more with networks and mirroring. The music and film were conceived and developed in strict collaboration, so that neither would have a dominant position; the music was composed so as to parallel the film rather than to illustrate or support it.

[Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 9/30/77]

Other Credits

Composer: Carey Lovelace