The text used is inextricably linked to the film content. Scarface consists of fragments of text from the novel, "Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene while 'Hide & Seek' uses fragments of dialogue and song lyrics used in "War Games". Again, the choice of fragment prompts only a vague link with the novel/film itself; the words have a sense of genre but their exact origin is more elusive. Indeed, the subtle transformation of the text over the course of the three pieces forms its own external process. The text for 'Exposure' is a hybrid of fragments from lyrics by The Smiths and Joy Division and Johnny Cash. This has little to do with the original film used and is more about providing a meeting point between the first and last pieces.
Musically, all three pieces employ the use of three live female singers and a spatially diffused electronic sound part (made up entirely of vocal samples by) that both supports and interlocks with what takes place on-stage. Stylistically, the music for each piece aims to capture the text and ‘feel’ of each film while providing a clear, linear structure. Furthermore, it seeks to provide a spatial counterpoint to what takes place on screen through simple techniques such as close mic recording and overdubbing which expand and fragment the size of the ensemble. In a way, the three singers on stage function as much more than live performers – they form the visual, theatrical and spatial centre-point around which the entire piece revolves. The end result is three works that feel as disparate as they do connected, as complete in themselves as they exist as part of a larger whole.