I have made two films in collaboration with Dr Helena Gaunt at GSMD as part of her research into the function of improvisation in creative practice, mainly music.

Her main problem was finding ways of documenting the improvisation sessions to present her findings, as by its nature improvisation is not planned, and also not wholly remembered after the fact. We decided that having me as a filmmaker present as an active part of the improvisations and not simply a bystander would encourage deeper consideration of the links between improvisation and reflection.

I made two films with this in mind using both VHS and digital.