Preservation

Preservation is a collaboration between the artist/ filmmaker Tracy Maurice and the drummer/composer Tommy Crane that immerses the viewer in the mysteries of the natural world. In her experimental film, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and microscopy to investigate themes of change, transformation, and reoccurring patterns found in nature. With a background in Jazz and improvisational music, Crane’s original score echoes the film using analog synthesizers, and sampling to create dynamic ambient soundscapes that center around live drumming. Dance choreography by Amy Gardner, featuring Alexander Hille and Saskya Pauzé-Bégin.Performed live with Tommy Crane, Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) and Colin Killalea (Albert Hammond Jr.). The project premiered at the Lincoln Center Atrium in 2017.  

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directed by TRACY MAURICE
composed by TOMMY CRANE
vocals, synthesizers, bass COLIN KILLALEA
synthesizers ELIOT KRIMSKY                                                                                                                                            producer / ep SACH BAYLIN-STERN
production manager SHAHRZAD EZZ
production company ANTLER FILMS
director of photography (dance) RAPHAEL OUELLET                                                                                                        director of photography (microscopy footage) TRACY MAURICE
focus puller KARINE SIMARD
lighting technician MANAD KESRAOUI
stem mixes ANDREW DUNN
choreographed by AMY GARDNER
featuring ALEXANDER HILLE & SASKYA PAUZE BEGIN
special thanks to MEERA DUGAL @ LINCOLN CENTER, CINEGROUND, CINEPOOL, RAPHAEL SIMARD & ERIC BELANGER
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FORMATIONS

Formations is a short experimental film and photo series. A meditation on the movement of  water and the growth of sodium acetate crystals. Set to an instrumental score composed by Tommy Crane. Created at Residency Unlimited as part of Special Features 2015. The program is supported by public funds from New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

directed by TRACY MAURICE
composed by TOMMY CRANE
acoustic bass GREG CHUDZIK
space guitar SIMON JERMYN
piano, farfisa DAVID MOORE
drums & cymbals TOMMY CRANE
recorded by COLIN KILLALEA
mixed & mastered by ANDREW DUNN