Authur Honnegger was a Swiss composer and came up with a way of 'showing' events through sound rather than image. A good exmple of his work is 'Rugby'.
When it was mentioned how he worked, my first thought was of Spirit, Stalion of the Cimeron. There is a track from the film called 'Run Free'. Aurthor's work doesn't appl y to the whole song but there was a section at the begining where the horse jumps over a small ditch and the music which accompnies it, allows the audience to 'see' the horse jumping without needing to see the film.
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