The audio component of much contemporary video work is seen to complement the image. Accordingly, where does the imposition of ‘self-generating’ musical composition systems onto video footage enhance or detract from the footage, and does the resultant ‘music’ have enough structure to cross the border from chaos to order? Moving on from colour/sound research where frequency of both mediums was thought to be paramount when transposing compositions, the video work The Patriots by John Gillies is part of a series that has led to the unlocking of rhythms within socially derived single shot video compositions. This has been done as a key to such transposing of image to sound. The Patriot has been exhibited internationally in Mind The Steps: Platforma Video07, Athinais Multiculture, Athens, Greece; Sofia/Plovdiv, Bulgaria; and Zagreb, Croatia. It was also selected for the exhibition 5x5, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW.