Entry: Matt Hsu (with Tenzin Choegyal) - Every Step Is A Horizon

Matt Hsu (with Tenzin Choegyal) - Every Step Is A Horizon

A musical collaboration between Matt Hsu, a multi-instrumentalist member of Brisbane gypsy-punk band The Mouldy Lovers, and renown Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. Composed around the themes of displacement and finding home as a refugee, emphasised by Tibetan poetry, traditional instrumentation and contemporary dance. Matt and Tenzin met by chance at a ramen shop and decided to write together after a pleasant chat around meaning in music. For the video, I decided to juxtapose footage of the actual instruments being recorded despite the shabby setting (my bedroom) and limited available technology over more stylised ‘lip-syced’ footage, because it felt right, alongside more allegorical contemporary dance by my circus classmate Emma, with choreography built around the themes of the piece.