8 minutes and 46 seconds is a requiem to George Perry Floyd Jr., the African-American man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. This moment is cast in a new musical art-video work of 17’ min. During Covid-19 the murder of George Floyd had an immense impact on the world.
Janica Draisma asked soprano Claron McFadden to cooperate in an instant composition for her video work.
I WANT TO TOUCH THE WORLD, HE SAID
The music finds it strength in the repetition and free composition of the music in which the two voices complement each other in a duet. It is a strong visual and musical work about breath, loss of life, grief, race and colour of skin. And it embraces courage, non-violence, equality, harmony, hopes and dreams.
Voices & Instant Composing: Claron McFadden, Janica Draisma Text and concept: Janica Draisma Camera and sound: Thomas Kist, NSC Soundmix: Paul Pouwer, Power Sound Studio Color Grading: Laurent Fluttert Written, edited and directed by: Janica Draisma Produced by: Stichting Draft Foundation (ANBI) www.draftfoundation.com
This project was supported by Prince Bernhard Culture Fund (Cultuurmakers Fonds).