Watermarks I, 2013

Watermarks I, 2013 (excerpt)
Running time: 5:49 minutes / HD / colour

The rhythmic movements of the reflection of the moon on water encounters the improvisational sound of Lori Freedman playing the bass clarinet.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Lori Freedman, bass clarinet

About the musician: Conspicuously described as “a musical revolutionary”, Lori Freedman 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.

Watermarks II, 2013

Watermarks II, 2013 (excerpt)
Running time: 5:28 minutes / HD / colour

The rhythmic movements of the reflection of the moon on water encounters the improvisational sound of Lori Freedman playing the bass clarinet.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Lori Freedman, bass clarinet

About the musician: Conspicuously described as “a musical revolutionary”, Lori Freedman 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.

West Berlin: July 2, 2013, 6:50 AM

West Berlin: July 2, 2013, 6:50 AM (excerpt)
Running time: 10:17 minutes / HD / colour

Ocean, sky and movement in West Berlin, Nova Scotia, July 2nd, 2013 at 6:50 AM.

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

NOTE: For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.

“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it.When I leave it, these processes continue.”

– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162

Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:31 AM

Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:31 AM (excerpt)
Running time: 13:25 minutes / HD / colour

Ocean, sky and movement in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, June 28th, 2013 at 7:31 AM.

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

NOTE: For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.

“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it.When I leave it, these processes continue.”

– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162

Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:11 AM

Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:11 AM (excerpt)
Running time: 9:45 minutes / HD / colour

Ocean, sky and movement in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, June 28th, 2013 at 7:11 AM.

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

NOTE: For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.

“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it.When I leave it, these processes continue.”

– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162

Sandy Cove: June 28, 2013, 7:21 AM

Sandy Cove: June 28, 7:21am, 2013 (excerpt)
Running time: 13:55 minutes / HD / colour

Ocean, sky and movement in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, June 28th, 2013 at 7:21 AM.

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

NOTE: For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.

“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it.When I leave it, these processes continue.”

– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162