Pont Mirabeau - MØN Sessions (2017)
In late August, me and the ace Bjarke Falgren (here playing a cello, but could just have easily been violin...or viola...or mandolin...) and I drove up to beautiful part of Denmark called Møn with to shoot a video as part of the Møn Sessions, an awesome initiative by filmmaker Emile Carlsen. Bjarke and I got a little lost on the way (middle of nowhere, reception patchy, directions something like 'get to the sign where the cliffs are, then turn off into the forest and drive till you see a field etc') so we pitched up just as the sun was setting. Climbing a hill with the grey-blue sea in the distance forming a hazy horizon line, then pitching the mics between the cow-pats (this job ain't all glamour you know) and with Emile ducking and diving between us to capture the beautiful landscape and our song, Pont Mirabeau.
Hometown was the first single from "The Aviary" and this music video was shot in New York by filmmaker Ryan Foregger back in 2010. It tells the story of the song - a woman lying at the bottom of a river, looking up to the sky peacefully. Featuring Joshau David Bishop as the factory boy!
The Aviary (2012)
My debut album, 'The Aviary' was released in 2012. This film (directed by Kate Church) includes an interview about the album, some excerpts of live performances of some songs as well as additional footage of my 2012 performance on the Roundhouse main stage of Oracles, as well as 'Step Onto the Ground, Dear Brother!', a commission with the Estonian Television Girls' Choir.
Oracles - A Short Film by Kate Church
Kate Church’s film documents the creation of singer-songwriter, Ana Silvera’s BASCA-nominated work, Oracles, a song cycle for voice and choir, first performed at the Roundhouse in 2011 and featuring the landmark arts venue’s experimental choir.
Based upon an arc of fairy tales, Oracles begins with a deep loss, an exile, which through the slow, difficult action of love resolves into acceptance. The film follows Ana through the early stages of developing her seven interlinking songs, including rehearsals and the premiere performance. It also touches upon the deeply personal recent events that informed the songcycle. Ana talks honestly about her experience of the loss of close family members, and filtering grief through her music.