Proof
Galloping in Sound

Proof

Proof is a piece inspired by the work of Eadweard Muybridge (1830—1904), an eccentric English photographer, known primarily for his work with use of multiple cameras to capture motion. Muybridge helped Leland Stanford, former Governor of California in 1872, prove his position on a much-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse's hooves left the ground at the same time during a gallop. One single photographic negative taken in 1877 of Stanford's racehorse "Occident," airborne in the midst of a gallop, settled the question.