Equal Temperament 2014
Equal Temperament is a documentary about the Peckham Chamber Orchestra, a community orchestra with the aim of uniting people of all ages, backgrounds and musical abilities. The film traces the working practice of the orchestra, during rehearsals and a public concert at the Peckham Liberal Club, and offers the model of the orchestra as a metaphor for collective action.
The documentary is filmed using cameras intended to record action sports, and is shot from the point of view of different individuals in the orchestra. This gesture renders a film without one protagonist, but expresses a radical number of subjectivities. Orchestras depend on a multiplicity of individuals listening to and working with one another.
Commissioned by Cinema 6