November 6, 2010

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

Hello Strangers. The video you see below is one BIG reason I haven't been keeping up with my blog lately. For my American Art Song class, our final project is to make a music video using one of the art songs we've studied. The video is not really due till finals week, but when I found this song, I got immediately carried away and have been working every spare moment to finish it.

The piece is by John Cage (Lizzie...this one's for you:) and it is scored for voice (any register) and piano (though not the keys of the you will see). The performers are Hilde Torgersen and Bjorn Rabben. This is the first video I've ever attempted. I did the filming with my laptop camera (yes, all the characters you see are played by me), and put together the animation in my bathtub. I'll write more about it later.

Till then...enjoy...(and don't laugh at my lip syncing!!!! It was a required aspect of the video).


  1. OH MY HEAVENS!!! that was SO worth waiting for! You are beautiful and so very amazing!!!

  2. You should put this on YouTube at once!

    Excellent work.

  3. Brilliant stuff.

    from thenaturallevel

  4. Kelly ... love this. I was actually very drawn to the recording, and I thought you captured the spirit of it BEAUTIFULLY. And I'm a sucker for lip-synching and stopmotion. Besides the fact that you look fab. So much to love, so little time.

  5. that took my breath away...that was AWESOME Kelly!

  6. Holy Cow Kelly! This is SO amazing. I am glad that you get to show everyone what you can do up there: not only as a musician, but as an artist and a creator. I am so impressed.
    P.S. Mom told me what happened in your class when you presented this. I am not surprised that you got the overwhelming reaction that you did.