Short Explorations in Film and Music
Ensemble Polaris has explored the wonderful world of music and film since 2013, beginning with an improvised soundtrack to Georges Méliès’s 1902 classic Le voyage dans la lune, and the premiere of Andrew Downing’s music for Man Ray’s Étoile de mer, written for the band through a Commissioning Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2015 Polaris collaborated with faculty and students of Ryerson University’s Image Arts Department to present the other works on this DVD, several of which were created during film workshops in Iceland in 2012 and 2014. Films by Pierre Tremblay, Gerda Johanna Cammaer, Liz Gibson-DeGroote and Alicia Harris are included here. Gabriele Grotto’s Ego sum resurrectio, first presented in 1989 with music by the Cera brothers, is resurrected here with a new score written for this project by Andrea Cera. For more details on the music and films, please visit the dedicated page on our website: http://ensemblepolaris.com/from-iceland-to-the-moon.
Price $20 plus shipping and handling. Released in March 2017. Catalogue no. PIP 1703
Produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.