Mid-Winter Song

Grainy image taken form 16mm colour footage of bird's footprints in deep snow

Mid-Winter Song | Endings & Beginnings

A short 16mm film


A short 16mm film using Schubert's ‘Die Winterreise’ piece ‘Der Leiermann’ (the hurdy-gurdy man) as a starting point, Kate used 16mm film taken in 2011 in Folkestone, Kent, UK to construct a piece about mid-winter, beginnings and endings.

"The hurdy-gurdy man stands bare foot on a frozen lake, playing his music, tempting us to follow him..."


Sung by Robert Tear, Philip Ledger on piano 1992.

Made on 31st December 2021.

Filmed and edited by Kate Beaugié.

© Kate Beaugié 2021.