Owen Pallett and Brendan Reed Team Up for New Audio-Visual Project
Published May 01, 2014While orchestral virtuoso Owen Pallett is focusing on the upcoming release of his next solo album, In Conflict, the violinist apparently had some extra time to put together a new audio-visual collaboration with former Arcade Fire cohort Brendan Reed.
The pair recently contributed to a project dubbed "Our Shadows Slanting by the Lamp" via a two-minute video on its website, which confirms that the music for the first instalment was crafted by Pallett and the visuals prepped by Reed.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, this project and video are a hoax.
As you'll see down below, the clip strings together shots of Doritos being crushed onto snow with a toy lightsaber, and a guy taking his mason jar full of goldfish around for a stroll, while sounds of an oscillated vintage synth streams in the background.
Also on the site is the following cryptic and poetic statement:
I played 'The Swan.' I remember the early twilight, the way certain windows were frosted, others steamed up, and others clear. Outside the glass, the blizzard was infinite and slow. I remember breathing, and seeing you all breathing, chests rising and falling, under the shelter of my roof. I remember our shadows slanting by the lamps, and touching. My hands passed through the air and I looked at you, just a girl. Already, I knew: you were so many things.
It's unclear exactly when, but a note on the page claims "part ii" of the project is coming soon.
As for Pallett's In Conflict, his follow-up to Heartland arrives May 27 via Domino/Secret City.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.