Street Musique

  • 1972 ----- color ----- 9 min ----- 16mm///
  • Presents metamorphosing images and sounds, a fantasy inspired by street musicians and their instruments. Introduced by live-action shots of contemporary street musicians, the film then assumes an almost sonata-like structure. Next the music advances to a lively allegro tempo, then turns into a lyrical andante, against which a series of dissolving watercolor landscapes creates a serene interlude. The finale again shows the street music makers who inspired the artist, Ryan Larkin, to pull from his imagination and from collective myths this haunting evocation of minstrelsy.
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: Animation, Music)