Appartement I: closed door

Time is marked by alternating notes and pacing limbs.  Before the shut door, the woman plucks the courage to knock.


A single chord and a sudden dip in posture mark this moment : a pause, an acknowledgment that with the knock, action has been taken, consequences will follow.

l'appartement (2)

These pencil and charcoal studies are derived from this clip from the Mats Ek ballet with the haunting strings of Fläskkvartetten (Innocent from Pärlor Från Svin).

7 responses to “Appartement I: closed door

    • Yes, the music is beautiful isn’t it. Still I can’t separate it from the dance interpretation.
      Fleshquartet are a Swedish rock band, most well known currently as providing the incidental music for Wallender (which I have never watched, but now I might). This piece is on an album that originally came out in the early 90s and I cannot get hold of it. The only online source is in Sweden and my bank keeps blocking payment.
      Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

  1. Your charcoal drawings have definitely captured the haunting aspects of the music that you speak of, but also the allure. Thank you for sharing this with us. I would frame these together and hang them. They are thought provoking without knowing anything of your source and, knowing human nature, they bring on many stories.

  2. Pingback: Jottings in May I: appartement | kestrelart

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