| 6 min

Combining the music of Chopin with digital animation, this short film artfully defines pianist Janina Fialkowska’s imprint in the world of classical music and beyond. Particles of light choreograph themselves to reveal otherworldly beauty, channelling the pianist’s explosive performance.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • writer
    Patrick Doan
  • director
    Patrick Doan
  • animator
    Patrick Doan
  • sound recordist
    Carrie Haber
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din

  • Gatohung

    Expressing music via digital visual art is a wonderful way to capture the essence of the pianist performing the piece. I really like the animation, which somehow brings the universal dimension to the music being played... mdp May2012

    Gatohung, 8 May 2012