ARTIST VIDEOS

 

THE ART OF CESAR MANRIQUE:

LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS


THE ART OF CESAR MANRIQUE: LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS

By Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Featuring guitar music by Peter Griggs

A Northern Lights Studio Production © 2009


Description:

The visionary artist Cesar Manrique treated his island as his canvas with appealing architecture, whimsical wind sculptures, and an impressive botanical cactus garden on his beloved volcanic Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.


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MAGIC IN METAL & STONE: ERIC DAVID LAXMAN

By Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

Music by Bill Ruyle

A Northern Lights Studio Production © 2009


Description:

The award-winning art of sculptor Eric David Laxman comes alive in this artist profile offering an inside look at techniques, decorative designs, and a harmonious aesthetic in a mix of metal and stone pieces embodying grace and strength. Laxman juxtaposes classic forms with contemporary style in a myriad of innovative, custom art and functional works, which are bold and lyrical. This video is punctuated by commentaries from other artists, designers, and celebrities.



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MAGIC IN METAL & STONE:

ERIC DAVID LAXMAN

ANCIENT WISDOM: WITH KURI CHARIK FROM AGATO, ECUADOR

By Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

Featuring Music by Kuri Charik (Oscar Santillan)

A Northern Lights Studio Production © 2012


Description:

Kuri Charik (known to many as Oscar Santillan) is a community leader, music healer, and teacher of traditional Andean wisdom from the Otavalo Kichwa Nation in Ecuador. An active member of indigenous organizations, he educates people about culture as well as sustainable development through Fair Trade practices, imparting traditional wisdom of the Andes and addressing the marginalization of indigenous communities in South America. A Kichwa speaker with a strong connection to the natural world, he is the former President of Agato, a small village of indigenous families in the Andes mountains, north of Otavalo, Ecuador.

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GETTING A HANDEL ON WATER MUSIC:

MUSIC FROM VANUATU

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GETTING A HANDEL ON WATER MUSIC: MUSIC FROM VANUATU

By Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

Featuring Music by the Leweton Women's Water Music

A Northern Lights Studio Production © 2011


Description:

Water is the musical instrument of The Leweton Women's Water Music group, who slice, dice, slap, slosh, push, cup, and gather it, creating a myriad of rhythms and timbres inspired by the sounds of nature. This ensemble is from the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu and this performance was filmed at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo on their first foray outside of their country.

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ICE MUSIC


A Film By Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

A NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO PRODUCTION

for Islands Magazine

December 2014


A companion piece to the article and photos

The founder of the Ice Music Festival has researched the sound of ice, traveling to Antarctica, the North Pole, Sweden, and Siberia. But he is partial to the lake ice around the Holmevatnet Islands in his native Norway, for great sounding ice instruments: cellos, horns, harps, and percussion performed at the annual winter festival in Geilo, Norway.  Yes, they really work.

Just watch and listen.

"Wherever you look, there is only one color, 

the color of ice."

To see the video FEVER SONGS click the image below.

FEVER SONGS

An Interactive Sound Installation

By John Morton

At The Morris Museum

Morristown, New Jersey


A Video By Jon H. Davis & Iris Brooks

A NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO PRODUCTION

© 2019



Read the full article here.