Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #685 - ISON, the full album by Sevdaliza - plus The Formula and "Human" - Musical Monday for 1705.22
This whole blog avocation is a constant cycle of catching up and falling behind.
I am not posting Musical Monday on Wednesday, and I need to make it a quick to finish post so I can do two other posts today plus work.
I discovered Iranian-born Sevdaliza earlier this year. I have posted many of her videos in previous Musical Mondays.
I am re-posting the first video of hers I found, "Human," here again plus a link from Atwood magazine about the song and about Sevdaliza. The article is definitely worth a look.
At the end of April, Sevdaliza, who now lives in Rotterdam, released her first full album, Ison.
The album may be named for the "sun grazing" comet, ISON -
But it's probably named for the drone note in music:
ISON - Ison is a drone note, or a slow-moving lower vocal part, used in Byzantine chant and some related musical traditions to accompany the melody, thus enriching the singing, at the same time not transforming it into a harmonized or polyphonic piece.
ISON has already gained great acclaim in the almost 30 full days since it's release.
I agree. I find Sevdaliza and her work to be quite mesmerizing.
I am also sharing her short film The Formula, which is well worth watching.
SEVDALIZA HYPNOTIZES US WITH THE OTHERWORLDLY “HUMAN”
Published on May 26, 2016
Never one to work within borders, Iranian multi-medium artist Sevdaliza marries new music and visuals together for short film, The Formula. Featuring Sevdaliza in the lead role, while handling co-director and producer duties, the short follows the two relationship of two lovers while examining themes of death, love, and happiness. All before culminating in a dramatic ending that feels bitter and unexpected, much like real life.
Original music by SEVDALIZA
A film by EMMANUEL ADJEI
Produced by SILVER FRAME
Starring SEVDALIZA & SAMAN AMINI
Cinematography by PAUL OZGUR
Producer: STANISLAW ZABOROWSKI, DARIA MAŚLONA
Screenplay: MARLEEN OZGUR & EMMANUEL ADJEI
Production designer: PAULINA RZESZOWSKA
Art department: KATARZYNA SZCZUROWSKA
Steadycam: ADAM MENDRY
Production assistant: MARIEL SOUSA
Administrator: HALINA KARLIŃSKA
Sound: ZOFIA MORUŚ
Editor: EMMANUEL ADJEI, MARLEEN OZGUR
Make-up artist: CELINE BERNAERTS
Costume designer: ZAHRA VAN DER KORPUT
Colorist: JOPPO DE GROT
Sound design: KLEVR SOUNDDESIGN
Original music: SEVDALIZA, MUCKY, JOEL DIELEMAN
1. THE FORMULA
2. THE LANGUAGE OF LIMBO
3. MAD WOMAN
Produced with the support of the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE and MASTERSHOT
Best Cinematography Student Etudes Competition Plus Camerimage 201
Published on Apr 26, 2017
"in this life, you are the knife, with which i explore myself"
sevdaliza's debut album ISON is available now
stream ISON: http://spoti.fi/2px0sLn
buy ISON: http://apple.co/2q5EbUM
There's a sale of the vinyl at Sevdaliza's web site (see link below)
visual experience directed by hirad sab
09:01 Marilyn Monroe
16:36 Amandine Insensible
32:44 Loves Way
42:51 Do You Feel Real
45:21 The Language of Limbo
57:00 When I Reside
59:19 Bonus: Angel
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 687 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1705.22 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.