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Stationary Music

Jayne Parker
2001
8 min 16 mm film

Stationary Music

Stationary Music - music that doesn't develop/music that stands still.

Stationary Music takes its name from the first movement of Stefan Wolpe's 'Sonata 1' composed in 1925. It is introduced and performed by his daughter, pianist Katharina Wolpe. Stationary Music - music that doesn't develop/music that stands still.

  After the fire what Shall we do?
                       "firsT
                          onE step;
                            aFter
                          thAt,
                           aNother."

                            We're
                          alOne
  the music is difficuLt
                         to Play.
                          wE must work at it.

In memorial S. W. by John Cage

Stationary Music was awarded the ARTE Prize at the 51st International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen 2005.

Performer: Katharina Wolpe
Music: Stefan Wolpe
Camera: Belinda Parsons
Sound: John Anderton
Producer: Sally Thomas, Maya Vision International
Director/editor: Jayne Parker

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