Dana / Ben, 2005 (excerpt)
Total running time: 4:11 minutes / SD / colour
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Dana Reason – piano, John Heward – percussion
Two unrelated videos are shown simultaneously: one, of Dana Reason’s face as he improvises on piano; the other, slowed down superimposed footage of Ben Harkarvy.
About the musicians:
Dana Reason is an accomplished and recognized pianist in contemporary jazz and improvised music. She holds a Bachelors of Music from McGill University; a Masters in Composition from Mills College, and Ph.D. She has a PHD in Musicology?Critical Studies from the Universiy of California San Diego. She has preformed with Pauline Oliveros, Cecil Taylor, George E. Lewis, John Heward, Barre Philips among others. She is currently living in Oregon.
Born in Montreal, John Heward (1934-2018) is internationally recognized as a free jazz percussionist, drummer, improvisor and well-known painter and sculptor. Heward has worked with Paul Bley, Steve Lacy, Joe McPhee, Malcolm Goldstein and many other musicians. He has exhibited his work internationally.