Closed Captions

Closed Captions is a conceptual composition - and a compositional tool - based on closed captions of movies and TV series. Captions can be extracted with their timestamps from streaming platforms and converted using Matlab scripts. In the performance, a Python-based tool is used to play a set of captions, presented to the musicians on a GUI:


The Python-based software for Closed Captions can be dwonloaded from a public GIT repository.

Premiere: TNG Version

Premiere of Closed Captions (TNG Version) as part of the Quarantine Session #15 on July 4:

Thanks to the Quarantine Session Performers:

  • Constantin Basica (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Chris Chafe (Woodside, CA)
  • Fernando Lopez-Lezcano (San Carlos, CA)
  • Juan Parra (Ghent, BE)
  • Klaus Scheuermann (Berlin, DE)

And a special thanks to the Guests:

  • Emily Graber, violin (Toronto, CAN)
  • Hans Kretz, Clavinova (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Scott Oshiro, flute (Stanford, CA)
  • Sarah Weaver, conductor (Chicago, IL)

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