Published Nov 13, 2013Ahead of a batch of tour dates, ambient experimenter Julianna Barwick has let loose a haunting video for her Nepenthe number "The Harbinger."
Directed by Derrick Belcham, the video first finds Barwick's static figure floating in a body of water. The clip soon shifts to a solemn woman sitting at home only to be visited by a spirit. The two make their way back to the waves, but the fate of the living woman is left ambiguous. You can suss out the meaning for yourself down below.
"The video illustrates a moment in which an individual makes a sudden choice which they know will change their life forever, for better or worse, and the freedom that this affords them, liberating or oppressive," Belcham said in a statement. "It is a non-linear illustration of catharsis."
11/15 Lincoln, NE - Vega
11/16 Denver, CO - Leon Gallery
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11/19 Boise, ID - The Crux
11/21 Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
11/22 Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey #
11/23 Portland, OR - Old Church #
11/26 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel @
11/27 Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
11/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York @
11/30 San Diego, CA - Luce Loft @
12/01 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
12/02 Albuquerque, NM - Immanuel Presbyterian Church
12/03 Marfa, TX - Ballroom Marfa
12/05 Austin, TX - The Parish
12/06 Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
12/07 Oklahoma City, OK - Womb Gallery
# with Hannah Epperson
@ with Mark McGuire