[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Emile Tobenfeld — Video Music

Artist Statement


I call my video work Video Music. As in Music Video, the pieces are non-narrative, and each piece is set to a single piece of music. There are, however, some very significant differences. I attempt to create unified pieces that combine imagery with music on an equal level, using musical methods including the development of a theme over time, the interaction of one theme with another, the development of variations on a theme, the resolution of a piece by returning to the original visual music. I intend to continue this work, and to create pieces that use musical structures such as poly-rhythms and counterpoint more explicitly in the video work.

  • Emile Tobenfeld (USA) is a photographer, composer, filmmaker, and media artist since 1970. His current work is called Video Music. Founded Art’s Music Software.