A 3-minute piece of the live documentary, "Charleston, a love letter".
In the spirit of iconic cinema such as Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka, Bodysong, and many others, "Charleston, a love letter" is a film without spoken word.
More like a visual poem with music related to the image, "Charleston, a love letter" will capture the urban landscape and the unique pulse of humanity that is Charleston, South Carolina. For months, I have chronicled a city of infinite and expressive character that is linked together in so many incomparable ways – in stunning, High Definition.
What makes "Charleston, a love letter" so unique is the audio component of this project relies entirely on my collaboration with Andrew Walker, founder of Entropy Arts, who has composed an original musical score for the film’s screenings. This musical score will be performed on the Hippodrome stage, in front of the enormous IMAX-size movie screen, live during the film - by a selected group of talented local musicians of various styles including Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, and more. The film will premiere during the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and then be taken on the road.
The live music score allows for the audience to experience a truly spontaneous and experimental moment during the film’s screening. The musicians have been encouraged to keep an open mind, and to improvise at times throughout their performance, contributing a new experience each time, as it comes from the individual in a moment and in response to the visuals.
"Charleston, a love letter" fades in with the sunrise, and ends just before it - so that we experience the event in one 24-hour period.
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