Strange Acoustics: Edward Scissorhands

I have been a huge fan of Matthew Borneand his ballet company New Adventures since I saw their production of Sleeping Beauty on tour in 2013. Matthew Bourne’s productions are known to feature avant-garde storylines, such as a gender swap production of swan lake and a ballet adaptation of the movie Edward Scissorhands. The ballet version... Continue Reading →


Strange Acoustics: Winter

Tori Amos is one of those rare singer songwriters that can truly captivate an audience preforming live all on her own. Here she is performing Winter live in Montreux, Switzerland in 1992, just after the release of her first solo album Little Earthquakes. I just love the lyrics of this song, comparing childhood to a... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Movement

Sergei Polunin teamed up with director David LaChapelle in 2015 to create a stunning video of Polunin dancing to Hozier's Take Me to Church. The video has since gained over 25 million views. Hozier recently paired with Polunin for the video for his lastest single, Movement. The video features three versions of him dancing through... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Rain, In Your Black Eyes

Julie Gautier is a free diver, cinematographer, and directer best known for co-directing the Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin music video Runnin. Her latest short movie, AMA, named for Japanese pearl divers, premiered back in March of this year. Filmed in one breath, it features a beautifully choreographed dance performed at the bottom of the Y40,... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Endless Melancholy

No matter what kind kind of writing or project I'm working on, I find it very difficult to work in silence. I much prefer having some quiet music on in the background, especially when I'm working on poetry. Endless Melancholy specializes in the quiet, ambient music that I like. A musical project started by Oleksiy... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Dueling Banjos

On it's own, the jangling banjo tune featured in the 1972 film Deliverance doesn't have a hint of foreboding to it. But when it's layered over the antics of it's four main characters, it builds an increasing sense of dread. The movie centers around four friends, Lewis, Bobby, Drew and Ed embarking on a canoe... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Yellow

I love when the right song complements a scene in a movie and gives it a deeper meeting. I haven't seen Crazy Rich Asians yet, but when I read about the soundtrack, particularly Katherine Ho's cover of Coldplay's Yellow, I was intrigued. Initially, Coldplay was against using the song in the movie, as it can... Continue Reading →

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