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Neil Cowley 'Battery Life' (Album Teaser) by Will Clark

Rob Ulitski - 7th Dec 2022

Will Clark directs a curiously enigmatic promo for pianist and composer Neil Cowley's new album Battery Life, where the director visualises elements of the music in an an evocative string of abstract vignettes.

Clark places Cowley at the core of a series of these moments, that tread a line between dreamworld and reality, as a gardener, making symbolic movements with a real spade. 

The composition of the visual - in particular the close-up shots of objects and details - helps elevate the dreamlike vibe of the piece, and builds upon the themes of missing memories and gaps in the narrative of events.

"Battery Life is an album of abstract memories and stolen excerpts," Clark explains. "It is Neil’s perception of the past before the detail is filled in. Blurred pictures, strange details, a feeling and above all the freedom to redefine the past at his whim.

"In an age where we are able to archive virtually any amount of life experience at the press of a button, it calls into question the value of a memory, both undetailed and detailed." 

 

Rob Ulitski - 7th Dec 2022

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  • Special projects
  • Alternative
  • Modern Composition
  • Illusory
  • Dream
  • Teaser
  • album
  • Memory

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Will Clark
Producer
Alessia Lendrum
Production Company
Jamon Creative
Executive Producer
Jamie Chalmers

Camera

Director of Photography
Stephen Dunn
Focus Puller
Matt Farrant
2nd AC
James Tilyard

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Al Rice

Casting

Lead actor
Tilly Cowley
Lead actor
Pat Gray

Editorial

Editor
Becky Garner

Grading

Colourist
Connor Coolbear
Colour grade company
Electirc Theatre Collective

Misc

Colour Producer
Olivia Jessop

Rob Ulitski - 7th Dec 2022

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