Posted on September 24, 2013 by Editorial Staff
Sebastian Wesman is a composer, performer and filmmaker. “Visual Poems” is an ensemble of short films described as Haiku in images. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry that Wesman took as a model to reflect on the beauty and the mystery of the everyday life in the city. His eye is very pictorial, he is influenced by painters like Edward Hopper and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. All Wesman’s pieces were filmed in Tallinn, Estonia, but the universal character of his work make them universal, like filmed in any other city in the world. For the music of “Visual Poems”, Wesman created a choir and a string quartet to accompany and to give evident depth to each poem. Some pieces are accompanied by a solo piano, performed by the director himself.
“Visual Poems” will be presented in different galleries, museums and festivals along Europe, Asia and South-America.