The portfolio consists of eight compositions of varying instrumentation and length. The pieces explore a range of aspects, including experimental and graphic notation, instrumental theatre and differing performance practices. Most of the music presented incorporates other forms of expression: mainly movement, but also spoken word, photography and painting. This creates a musical experience, not only for the ear but also for the eye. The commentary to these pieces discusses aspects of the music that are not directly evident in the score and places the body of work into a wider musical and cultural context.