Lori, 2008 (excerpt)
Running time: 4:15 minutes / SD / black & white
In this diptych music, light, shadow, reflection all come together to create a dialogue between sound/image, image/sound. Lori Freedman plays an improvisation on bass clarinet.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Lori Freedman, bass clarinet
About the musician: Conspicuously described as “a musical revolutionary”, she is known internationally as one of Canada’s most provocative and creative performers. Her work includes contemporary, improvised and electroacoustic music, and she frequently collaborates with dance, theatre and visual artists. Over thirty composers have written solo bass clarinet music for her and she has made numerous recordings, including À un moment donné (Ambiances Magnétiques 103), nominated for an Opus prize in 2003. Just prior to the release of her first feature album Huskless! (Artifact 20), she received the Freddie Stone Award for the “demonstration of outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of contemporary music and jazz”. The National Jazz Awards 2003 also nominated Freedman as “Clarinetist of the Year”. She currently lives in Montreal.