Jun 10, 2015
angela

for mira


As ever, for you.

Like Rod’s ‘the keys to everything that ever existed’, this piece is a rite. He is my twin, and sometimes we make art from the same place. This place in particular…we saw this place together, and things kept happening in our lives that just seemed to be the universe folding over, necessitating serendipities.

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Part of a constellation falls with perfect timing.

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Millie walked a dead bird into the house in her mouth and dropped it next to me. I didn’t know what I was looking at at first.
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As Cassandra explains, “the music takes a short sample of Kurt Cobain’s singing voice [from the song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” as sang on the MTV Unplugged recording] and reveals facets of its quality and structure through repetition.”

As stargazer lilies here,

Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'

So, stargazer lilies re-cast.

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A burning heart. A complete, un-compromised heart.  In the world I create, there are no fragments or missing pieces.
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‘for mira’ is the telling of a story of a memory. Meaning, I now feel the distance from it’s catalyst events, and underwent the physio-alchemical act of  housing this ghost in my long-term memory. That’s what making this video finally did to me. That, or  the two things just so happened in parallel. Anyway, the end result is the same. Time resonances become more and more faint. Though as Terence McKenna said, if you pay close enough attention you can feel that Rome falls nine times an hour.

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above, from Rod’s score the keys to everything that ever existed


Click here to read Cassandra’s blog post about for mira, and here to read Mira’s.


[A post I had previously made on March 13, 2015]

On March 13th I shot most of the footage for ‘For Mira‘.
It is a work performed by violinist, Mira Benjamin
and was composed by Cassandra Miller.

Making for mira into a music video opens up the possibility of exploring the piece’s repetition in a way that is unique to this medium. Cassandra, Mira, and Rodrigo are working closely to treat the final audio with that in mind.

There are still a few shots I want to get, and then of course there is the editing (which is really where the heavy lifting occurs), but here are a few production shots in the meantime while it all comes together.

Hands on deck that day: Rodrigo Constanzo, Richard Craig, Cassandra Miller, Mira Benjamin, myself.

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2 Comments

  • […] It seems to me, all of it, to be about presence. About being present enough to be in the “muck” as Angie calls it. About looking straight at it. Or perhaps this is me, projecting my own ideas onto the video, what I know of Angie, what I know of her story behind the video. I can’t separate the person from the artwork anymore – and I don’t want to either. I highly recommend her blog post on the video, on the reasons behind it and the making of it – here. […]

  • […] and video recordings of the piece. With an extensive record of making videos for contemporary music artists we’re feeling really fortunate to be working with Angela Guyton who is recording video for […]

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