The project inhabits a territory somewhere between film and music video. It is part of an ambitious ten part work featuring ten international female musicians, created in ten different locations.
The work created during NDAR features a composition by Canadian-born cellist and composer Julia Kent.
The first in this series was ‘Trains’, created for British pianist and composer Poppy Ackroyd.
Kudela’s diary of locations for this project can be found here.
“The core of this project is the music of Julia Kent, a Canadian cellist and composer based in New York. A film set to Kent’s music, my work represents the second in a planned series of ten films, each related to a piece of music by a different female artist and filmed in a different location.
The project is hard to categorise, something between a music video and a magical realist journey through different landscapes of the imagination. Similarly, Kent’s music exists somewhere between classical and contemporary minimalist styles. She uses looped and layered cello, electronics and field recordings to explore the intersections between the human and the natural, the technological and the organic, and the complexity and fragility of our world.
The first of these projects - TRAINS - was created in collaboration with the British pianist and composer Poppy Ackroyd.
The research for the NDAR project is documented in the blog here.”