Fri, Oct 2011 03:44 | Festivals
One of our side projects is supporting the work of Ivan Robertson, a writer whose site we maintain and who comes up to record his great short stories for releasing via the web. Ivan also wrote and appeared in our short film, The Angelus. An old colleague of Ivan's, Joe Pignato, who teaches in the Music Department of SUNY Oneonta, responded to one of Ivan's short stories. He composed a special piece of music and then devised a really great event we were happy to participate in.
All Over centered around a performance of Joe's own composition to an audience in SUNY Oneonta. Beamed into the auditorium were live orchestrated performances from a dozen or so musicians from across the US, Israel, Canada, New Zealand all interspersed with live readings from Ivan here at Janey Pictures in Leitrim. The photograph above shows them setting up testing the connections to us and to New Zealand. It was a hectic 90 minutes or so here trying not to miss our cues and hearing what we could over the headphones. As soon as there's a link to video we'll post it up here. A great vision and huge ambition from Joe and we were happy it all came together.