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I am interested in the application of cinematic editing techniques to musical composition, and several of my previous pieces have explored ideas and techniques borrowed from film making, such as the quintet 'Strike' (which was influenced by Eisenstein's ‘Theory of Montage’) and my violin solo 'Rough Cut', premiered in 2016, which is a sort of companion
piece to this clarinet solo.
The jump cut is a type of film editing which gives the effect of jumping forwards in time. It is a manipulation of temporal space using the duration of a single shot, and fracturing the duration to shift the audience ahead; the jump cut abruptly interrupts the passing of time, as opposed to the more seamless 'dissolve' which is used more extensively. Jumps cuts
suggest the ambivalences or ruminations of a character; they draw attention to the way a story is told. The first film to make extensive use of jump cuts was Jean-Luc Godard's 'Breathless' (1960), one of the earliest, most influential examples of French New Wave cinema.


3 minutes

Zoe Fagerhaug, February 2018

1 B-flat Clarinet
Composition date


6 May 2023 Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York,, YO1 8NQ

Late Music York

The New Matrix: A Tribute to Sir Harrison Birtwistle. 

Jonathan Sage (clarinet).

23 March 2019

Kulas Hall, Berea, Cleveland, Ohio

Zoe Fagerhaug