Over the past month, local composer slash violinist, Danielle Lennon, has been slowly unveiling the creations from her debut album, String Theory, by releasing snippets of tracks as well as a pair of short films that were crafted to accompany the instrumental compositions. We’ve been hesitant to share these amazing videos on Kingstonist, as (full disclosure) Danielle is the co-founder of the site, and I happen to be married to her. So, you could easily make a case for us being slightly biased about just how amazing the videos are, or just how good the music is. Nevertheless, I tend to think our readers have enough fortitude to make up their own minds, and that they will ultimately appreciate our ongoing efforts to promote new and exciting local arts projects.
To coincide with String Theory‘s official release, which happens to be today, a third short film by local filmmaker Josh Lyon, AKAFLK Productions, is being set free. Regular readers may recognize Lyon’s name and his work, which we’ve proudly shared over the years. The visuals for Danielle’s composition entitled Erratic Nomad prominently feature a puppet created by Andrea Graham, as well as the scenery around Douglas Fluher Park. “The stop motion piece features an intergalactic traveler, who curiously scours Kingston’s waterfront in search of jewels to add to his growing collection.” Hit play to see just what is his grand plan for these coveted colourful objects.
If you like what you see, perhaps we’ll see you at the Kingston release of String Theory next Friday at the Queen’s University Club. If you really need to see and hear more before next Friday, check out the video for Full Rotation by Brent Nurse, and the video for 29/12/11 by Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley.