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FOREST PATH IN THE TIME OF COVID (2020; 2:49 min)
A brief walk in the nearby woods of southwest Portland during
the pandemic. Set to music by J.S. Bach; Sylvi Alli, organ.


np

THE NEW PROMETHEUS (2020; 5:18 min) Portland dancer
Douglas Allen and I collaborated on this ritual dance for a scene
in my 2020 feature film, "The Vanishing Field". The unused footage
inspired the creation of this music video with a track from Seattle
WA synth band, The Science of Deduction.



fear

THE HOUSE OF FEAR (2020; 5:15 min) Combining one of
Sylvi's early songs for film and theatre (1990-2002) with footage
from my 2005 feature, The Greater Circulation to explore a story
of love lost -- in the abstract.
CGI by Michael McWhirter.


blake

THE ANGEL (2019; 4 min.) Combining William Blake's visionary
art with Sylvi's singing and arrangement of Blake's poem as a
song (from Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience")



nor

NORTH (2019; 3:31 min.) Sylvi recorded my spontaneous vocals
after a paratheatre session and then recorded her vocals afterward
to counterpoint mine. I shot the footage years later during one of our
many forest walks one winter afternoon near our Portland home.



SONG TO THE SIREN (2018; 3:30 min.) Tim Buckley's haunted song
arranged and sung by Sylvi edited to excerpts from "Lily in Limbo" our
first film collaboration (1996; 26 min). Featuring Sylvi in her first film.


under

"UNDER" (2018; 3:50) A sisterhood of ghosts trapped and finally
escaping from a labrynth (originally made for our 2018 ParaTheatrical
ReSearch production of "Escape from Chapel Perilous") Song by Sylvi.



THE POISON TREE (2018; 3:41 min.) Sylvi sings her arrangement
of William Blake's poem; filmed at Ft. Stevens, Oregon coast.


shad

SHADOWPLAY (2017; 4:31 min.) Dramatization of an internal psychic
confrontation between the Ego and its Shadow (originally produced for
our 2017 ParaTheatrical ReSearch production of "Soror Mystica"
)
Music and vocals by Sylvi with Beth Vandervennet, cello


dream

NAIAD (2014; 4:15 min) Imagining a world inhabited by a Naiad,
a Feminine Water Spirit (originally made for my 2012 ParaTheatrical
ReSearch video document "dreambody/earthbody"
). Music by
Alio Die & Sylvi from their CD "Amidst the Circling Spires"


raven

THE MORRIGAN (2013; 2:12 min) Conjuring the presence of The Morrigan,
the Irish Raven goddessfor my 2013 film "The Book of Jane". Coru Cathubodua
priestess Morpheus Ravenna performed the ritual dance; CGI processed by
Michael McWhirter. Song, vocals & music by the late, great Michelle Bellerose.


 


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