Heward & McPhee – Take 1, 2018

Heward & McPhee – Take 1, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 13:49 minutes / HD / black & white

After years of playing together, John Heward, percussionist and Joe McPhee, a multi instrumentalist, improvised on June 5th, 2018. This marks one of the last recordings of John Heward who passed away on November 6th, 2018. Using image and sound, this diptych celebrates this occasion.

Camera: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: John Heward – percussion, Joe McPhee – saxophone

Heward & McPhee – Take 3, 2018

Heward & McPhee – Take 3, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 7:00 minutes / HD / black & white

After years of playing together, John Heward, percussionist and Joe McPhee, a multi instrumentalist, improvised on June 5th, 2018. This marks one of the last recordings of John Heward who passed away on November 6th, 2018. Using image and sound, this diptych celebrates this occasion.

Camera: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: John Heward – percussion, Joe McPhee – saxophone

Incidents, 2018

Incidents, 2018 (excerpt)
Total running time: 6:51 minutes / HD / black & white

The camera focuses on a fragment of a branch seen through a windowpane. The linear image is distorted and refracted with the blurring of raindrops. Yves Charuest’s solo at La Passe, recorded in December 2015, interacts with the image thus creating a dialogue between image/sound and sound/image.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Yves Charuest, saxophone

Passages Series II No. 2, 2018

Passages Series II No. 2, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 6:25 minutes / HD / black & white

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania on December 5th, 2017 in the early afternoon.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

In 2017, I spent several days on the shores of Lake Manyara, observing and recording the movement of the Maasai tribes in their every life and as they graze their cattle.

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle. Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Passages Series 1 No. 2, 2018

Passages Series 1 No. 2, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 7:33 minutes / HD / black & white

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania on December 5th, 2017 in the early afternoon.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle.

Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Passages Series 1 No. 3, 2018

Passages Series 1 No. 3, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 7:01 minutes / HD / black & white

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania on December 5th, 2017 in the early afternoon.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle.

Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Passages Series 1 No. 4, 2018

Passages Series 1 No. 4, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 5:09 minutes / HD / black & white

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania on December 5th, 2017 in the early afternoon.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle.

Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.

Shifting No. 1, 2018

Shifting No. 1, 2018 (excerpt)
Running time: 4:49 minutes / HD / colour

Activity in Lake Manyara, Tanzania on December 1st, 2017 in the early afternoon.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

Note: Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the East African Rift in the Manyara Region in Tanzania. The lake fluctuates with seasons – dry spells expose large areas of mud flats. The lake and its environs is home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. It is an open undulating country with many herds of game. It is also home to the Maasai tribes who live in harmony grazing their cattle.

Land means life. Nomadic tribes in the northern Tanzania highlands have grazed cattle for centuries. Today the life and rights of the nomads who need land to survive is threatened by tourism and wildlife conservation, which brings revenue to the country.