“Scenes From Scores” is an Emir Gamsız project that started in 1997. As a piano student in Istanbul Conservatory Gamsız was visualizing music by creating scenes based on how the notes in a passage sounded like. He took this ability to another level by creating film scripts out of these scenes. In 2010 he used his first script based on the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.7 on a stage show called “Drama in Beethoven” performed in New York City.
Now after 20 years of using music as a source for scenes and scripts he is releasing his work as a pianist, composer and filmmaker. First release is “Lonely Souls” derived from Robert Schumann’s Op.23, No.4 Nachtstücke, directed and performed by Gamsız.
For more information about the history of “Scenes From Scores” films and how they are different than music videos go to About page in the menu.
The first film will be premiered on June 8th at Lincoln Center.
Nachtstücke by Robert Schumann, Op.23, No.4