juliana daugherty light, 2018
For her debut album Light, Daugherty was interested in exploring naturalistic imagery with an element of starkness or strangeness. Maurice painted and photographed jasper mineral spheres and manipulated them through several variations. The finished product resonates beautifully with the sonic landscape of the record. Daugherty says of the artwork, “In many ways it’s very organic and naturalistic, but it also has an element of the unfamiliar and the otherworldly."
richard reed parry quiet river of dust vol 1, 2018
Best known as a multi-instrumentalist in the Grammy-winning rock band Arcade Fire, the Quiet River of Dust volumes are Parry’s first solo work outside of his innovative compositional work with the highly respected Deutsche Grammaphon label. Quiet River of Dust is a new direction: a dreamlike journey of immersive, gently psychedelic songs inspired by Japanese death poems and the folk music of the British Isles. For the artwork of Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, Maurice created a miniature model of a landscape of an enchanted forest in Japan. She then collaged elements from a variety of found imagery, some provided by Parry, which included old family photographs and VHS video stills. These elements were encapsulated in 3D orbs and ghostly impressions, as representations of floating memories and communication between the living and the spirit world.
late bloomer destraction from destruction, 2016
Maurice crafted abstract, geometric patterns for the artwork, by hand sewing silk thread onto black velvet. The concept was inspired by the music, which has a high degree of technical precision but also feels rich and organic in feel. Tommy Crane is a New York based drummer and composer. Distraction from Destruction was created with collaborators David Moore (Bing and Ruth), Greg Chudzik, Simon Jermyn, and Colin Killalea (Albert Hammond Jr.).
andrew keoghan every orchid offering, 2016
A photo series inspired by the concept of the big city façade. Photographing transparent mannequin parts and gritty black and white images of the city to represent the temptations and thrills of the big city, the artifice that it can represent and our quest to find a deeper connection with people through this experience. Andrew Keoghan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter who lives in Los Angeles.
curtis macdonald scotobiology, 2016
Scotobiology, "the biology of darkness" features alto saxophonist Curtis Macdonald, bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Craig Weinrib in a spacious, intimate light. During the creative process, Macdonald came across my photographs of exotic mushrooms. Inspired by the powerful regeneration capabilities of Fungi, and their inherent visual beauty, Macdonald meditated on the this raw and humble life form that can transform the most polluted things into fresh new fertile ground. Curtis Macdonald is a Canadian born, New York based saxophonist and composer whose works blend sound design and improvisation.
sarah neufeld hero brother, 2014
Inspired by the world of "Hero Brother", mysterious and subterranean in feel, the album artwork and video was shot on 16mm film in the Howe Caverns in NY. Neufeld explores the cave and performs “Tower” 156 feet below the surface. The cavernous space complimented both the acoustics and broader themes of the album.Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre and has performed and recorded with many other groups, including The Luyas, Esmerine and Little Scream. Her debut solo album Hero Brother was recorded in Berlin by pianist and producer Nils Frahm, with Neufeld’s performances captured in a number of locations with site-specific acoustics, including an abandoned geodesic dome and an underground parking garage.
colin stetson new history warfare vol 2, 2011
An exploration of themes of isolation and transcendence. The complexity of the record inspired Maurice to create a 3D world by photographing laser glass etchings and creating digital collages from the images. As a material and methodology choice (as opposed to drawing or physically building an image) it evoked the recording process, where sounds were gathered and later reassembled in the mix. Colin Stetson is an American saxophonist. He is best known as a regular collaborator of the indie rock acts Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Bell Orchestra. New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is Stetson’s second solo record, captured entirely live in single takes at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango studio, with no overdubs or looping, using over 20 mics positioned close and far throughout the live room. Guest vocals by Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden.
colin stetson new history warfare vol 3, 2012
Imagery inspired by a rich, multi-layered sonic world that felt alien but human. Using the open source 3D graphics and animation program, Blender, we created a world that focus on the perspective of an eagle in flight, a theme that Stetson connected with deeply. New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the fourth studio album by Canada-based saxophonist Colin Stetson, released by Constellation Records in 2013. It is the final part of a trilogy of albums that also encompasses New History Warfare Vol. 1 (2007) and New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (2011).
arcade fire black mirror
Interactive music video here: http://www.arcadefire.com/blackmirror
arcade fire swimmers
An short film clip used for web & live show content. Watch the original online version here: neonbible.com/yope.html
complex geometries prism
A promo video for the fashion label, Complex Geometries. Inspired by the works of photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld. Featuring choreographer and Dancer, Dana Michel. Music by Blue Hawaii. arbutusrecords.com