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Featuring SIMA CUNNINGHAM & MACIE STEWART of Chicago (& their Original song)
homme.band

Video production, editing and direction by Maren Celest, also of Chicago
marencelest.com

twenty fifteen and sixteen, Chicago.


marencelest.bandcamp.com/track/beloved

LYRICS

Beloved, build me
Build me a house of a million martyr mother arms, 
and make the roof from the bed of foolish lovers
The place will shake with such a sultry thunder.

Take all the spiders and let them go right into bed
because you and me will never need to rest again.

Beloved I will hold your hands like fruit
Beloved I will hold your hands like fruit.

My memory serves me much too well
brings me rusty water from the wishing well

I called the snake and the snake did come

Hard to see a phantom when you're sitting in the fog

The night is long but the drunk don't fear it!

I'm with you, in spirits.

Original song, video & crude animation by Maren Celest
Recording, production, mixing & mastering by Kyle Vegter ( kylevegter.net )

Special thanks to Cassie Doumas ( cassiedoumas.com ) for inspiring the ship scene and for being a beautiful subject for the fruit tree segment.

Special thanks also to Despina Papadeas, Brett Manning, Josh Murphy, Dan Haefs (guitar), Eric Streichert (drums), Maria Brieflei and Isabel Schuler.

This was my very first personal video release.
 

Made with John Hanson, on 16mm film.
Original music and film by Photographers.
www.photographers.bandcamp.com

Evergreen - Darts & Arrows 

 

Song by Bill MacKay | billmackay.com
for Darts & Arrows | billmackay.bandcamp.com
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Video by Maren Celest
with assistance by Melissa Musseau and Diana Bowden

The song Evergreen is featured on Darts & Arrows' album Altamira on ears&eyes records (2015). It was written by Bill MacKay.Bill MacKay, guitar
Ben Boye, keys
Kyle Hernandez, bass
Quin Kirchner, drums
Renee Baker, viola
Nick Mazzarella, alto sax

earsandeyesrecords.com
earsandeyesrecords.bandcamp.com

A film commissioned by the 4-time-grammy-award-winning group, Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird and Sleeping Giant collaboration project. Chicago 2014.
eighthblackbird.org // sleepinggiantcomposers.com
Commissioned by the Stuart and Maxine Frankel Foundation for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
and co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Visual arts production elements made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.