‘Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece’, a composition for chamber ensemble and video, celebrates the Italian architect Renzo Piano. It is the composer’s re-edit of five musical cues from the original documentary. The composer’s edit of the original film investigates non mainstream approaches to film music exploring a sensory relation between music and image. It liberates music from its mainstream conventional role, allowing it to function as a primary perceptual element and narrative vehicle. Non-synchronous relationships to image, enable the music to explore analogy evoking the architect’s sense of light, space and density. The viewer experiences a “quasi-synesthesic” relationship with the image, editing and music. This provides insights into the phenomenology of imagination, by exploring the further possibilities of sound/image and spatial relationships, in film and video-making outside the mainstream.