Duet For Solo Piano

EE_PostcardAn intimate portrait of a remarkable artist – Eve Egoyan.

Eve Egoyan is an internationally renowned pianist and one of the world’s most sought-after interpreters of contemporary new music.

The story unfolds over a one-year period as Eve defies the traditional conceptions of piano and pianist on a journey to find her own voice.  Born in Victoria B.C. Canada, Eve is the daughter of Armenian artists who emigrated from Cairo, and the sister of filmmaker Atom. The film weaves personal and musical moments —each one exploring the events that have shaped Eve and left their mark on who she is today.  

Beautifully photographed and crisply edited, DUET FOR SOLO PIANO features collaborators and composers Nicole Lizée, John Oswald, David Rokeby, Linda Catlin Smith and Michael Snow.

Format UHD / DCP

16: 9 /  1.78:1 

5.1 sound

72 minutes, 2019 CANADA

Duet for Solo Piano features collaborators and composers Nicole Lizée, John Oswald, David Rokeby, Linda Catlin Smith and Michael Snow.

Documentary

Format UHD / DCP

16: 9 /  1.78:1  

5.1 sound

WEBSITE  DuetforSoloTheFilm.com

Trailer

Private Link Preview Screener

https://vimeo.com/331917014

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Canaries in a Coal Mine at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, January 10 to Feb 15 2020

Paul Petro Contemporary Art presents Canaries in a Coal Mine, a group exhibition that looks at the troubling welfares of our times.

The Goldilocks Zone refers to the habitable zone around a sun where a planet could possibly sustain life. Not so close to the sun that it is too hot and not so far that it is too cold. Key to this habitability is water. In this narrow range of “just right” temperatures, water exists in three states; as a gas (water vapor), as a liquid (rain), and as a solid (snow and ice). Liquid water is necessary for all life, and the constant movement between the three states of water creates the microclimates in which we live. No life that we know of has ever evolved anywhere in the universe outside the narrow Goldilocks range of temperatures.

In January 2018, temperatures across Ontario dropped to record breaking lows and Niagara Falls partially froze. In this moment, I was able to capture the three states of water in the singular image of the falls. This work is meant to serve as a reminder of the extraordinarily unique set of circumstances required to create a climate equilibrium supportive of life, and how the current climate crisis irrevocably changes this delicate balance.

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DuetForSoloTheFilm.com website launch!

Duet for Solo Piano is a feature length documentary on Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan created in 2019

I’ve known Eve casually and socially for more than twenty years. Our collaboration began when I received a very brief email from Eve, subject heading: short film?  She was about to embark on year long process of developing a program of work by five composers, as well as create a new piece of her own.

We filmed for a period of a year. We talked. We documented rehearsals. We worked at Eve’s studio and in her home. My initial goal was to combine vérité style reality-based filming and cinematic vignettes. The aim was to capture moments that would reveal a side of the artist and the artistry normally hidden from view. This did indeed happen, yet so much more began to emerge.

The title of the film “Duet for Solo Piano” is taken from the title of Eve’s composition that she developed during the course of filming.  By using a Disklavier, Eve created a “ghost” piano – a kind of dialogue between the real piano and its virtual self.  It is also here, in the space between what a piano can do and what she wished it could do, Eve truly finds her voice.

What I learned in my journey to represent another, was that to know Eve, to understand her, was to meet her in the place where she is her most intimate self. The piano is her landscape, her safe place, her true home. Paradoxically when she is inside her music, she is truly revealed.

I am grateful to my key collaborates, Cinematographer John Price, editor Caroline Christie and sound designer Phil Strong. These people are incredible artists in their own right to whom I am deeply indebted

To learn more about the film, please visit the website DuetForSoloTheFilm.com

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InSoloForDuet.ca, Eve Egoyan explores the space between what a piano can do and what she wishes a piano could do. Put on your headphones and take a journey with Eve, behind the music and beyond what is presented on stage.

Created with HELIOS DESIGN LABS Interactive Directors Alex Wittholz and Su Rynard,Produced by Heather Grieve.

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DON’T BLINK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2018
“DON’T BLINK” LAUNCHES ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL & SCI GO
 
–  Digital Original Series Gives Viewers a Closer Look at the Everyday World Around Them–
(New York, NY) – Discovery Digital announced today the launch of Don’t Blink. Playfully poignant and delightfully artful, the short series “Don’t Blink” is a photographic and scientific exploration of the extraordinary parts of our daily world that cannot be seen by the naked eye. a photographic and scientific examination of the extraordinary parts of our daily world that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The new digital original series is currently available to stream on Discovery Channel GO and SCI GO.
Created to entertain and inform, Don’t Blink is imbued with Discovery Channel’s commitment to exploration and creativity. Created specifically for Discovery Channel GO and SCI GO, the show’s amazing visuals and illuminating science stretch the boundaries of sight and sound to reveal the magic and wonder in the everyday world. Director/Producer Su Rynard used state-of-the-art technology and unique photographic techniques to bring these images to life in a way never done before. In each episode, viewers will explore imagery of different natural phenomena and dive deeper into the science behind them.
Weirdly, they don’t say in the above press release above that each ep is 5-9 minutes long. Enjoy!

“As Soon As Weather Will Permit” Featured twice on Labocine

SPOTLIGHT

by Sidney Perkowitz

Abstract Theory Has Real Consequences, In The Past And Today

Creating and understanding these abstractions is not easy, which is why minds like Albert Einstein’s are uncommon. But several films in the Labocine collection help by adding visual and dramatic heft to the abstractions or by seeing them from new angles, and by showing how they can change us, especially the theory of relativity through its role in nuclear weaponry.

FORECASTS OF THE END

DECEMBER ISSUE (#17) 2017
26 FILMS FROM THE SCIENCE NEW WAVE
Watch at: labocine.com/issue/17

Weather reports, those daily attempts to predict the future, may sometimes appear to be more a form of divination or mythology than an exact science. Climatological data, on the other hand, is all too clear: the rise in average temperatures in parallel with atmospheric carbon, increasingly unstable weather conditions across the globe, melting ice caps, rising sea levels. For our December issue, the end of a tumultuous 2017, we will consider ordinary, exotic, and extreme weather forms (fog, drought, wind, flooding, falling ash, madness, balloons), and the climatological end of the world. Forecasts, here, take many forms, from data gathered over many years on an isolated glacier and detailed surveys of the present earth to speculative dystopias where humanity must contend with climate-induced surplus, hide indoors from killing conditions, or dream of the hospitable Earth as we have it now. Other films suggest that climate shifts and societal collapse may be just part of the anthropological cycle. So enjoy all of this while it lasts: 2018 may be the year to adapt or fade into the geological record for future generations of intelligent sea creatures to interpret when they inherit the Earth from us.

 

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