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Sombra a Sombra

Copyright Date:
1988

Copyright Holder:
Daniel Reeves and Shakti Productions

Program Number:
411

Artist:
Reeves, Daniel

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 411 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 411 of the 1988 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 411 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Poems by Cesar Vallejo, read by Juan Downey, provide the narrative score to this moody, evocative work. The images accompanying the texts, which speak to the concepts of loss and departure, alternate between the natural surroundings and the architectural or "built" world. The camera scans the landscape, taking in abandoned buildings, ruins, and monuments. Still objects appear and then vanish, through editing techniques. The work, which is approximately 17 minutes long, was filmed in Spain and is dedicated to Cesar Vallejo.

Spanish-style music accompanies the work. Music includes Eduardo Fernandez on guitar, Rumillatja performing "Pachamama" and "City of Angels," Jaime Torres on the charango, Calchakis playing flutes, harps, and marimba, and Magyar Gregorianum performing "Lamentatio Secunda."



Producers:
Reeves, Daniel
Rotundi, Rosemary (Associate Producer)

Coproducers:
Shakti Productions
Channel Four Television, London (Producer in Association)
New Television (Producer in Association)

Editors:
Reeves, Daniel
Crawford, Tom (CMX Editor)
De Pierro, Joe (CMX Editor)
Reese, Marshall (CMX Editor)

Funders:
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects:
Poetry
Spain
Vallejo, Cesar






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