Directed, animated and designed by OERD
Music by Composer: Miho Hazama
Musicians: Joyce Hammann (Violin1) - Sara Caswell (Violin2) - Lois Martin (Viola) - Meaghan Burke (Cello) - Jake Goldbas (Drums) - Miho Hazama (Piano)
1973 | Driebergen, Netherlands> website
Oerd van Cuijlenborg is a dutch animated filmmaker. Since 2006 he lives and works in Paris, France. He was greatly influenced by Norman McLaren, especially his film Begone Dull Care from 1946, to work mainly in semi-abstract animation.
After he graduated from the Utrecht High School of Fine Arts in 1997, he got a two-year scholarship at NIAf (the Netherlands Institute for Animated Films), where he made two short films. His third film Zodiac was made as an Artist in Residence at the Folimage Studios. In 2003 his work was exhibited as part of the Animation en mouvement - le cinéma d’animation néerlandais aujourd’hui exhibition. For V E R S (School der Poëzie), Van Cuijlenborg created La Linea-like animation (Trouw), based on the poem by Koppig by Mustafa Sitou.
In 2010 he received the MovieSquad (youth jury) HAFF Award, and the ‘Stimulans voor Succes’ award for An Abstract Day. Thanks to the latter, in 2012 Oerd completed the project A Direct Film Farewell, a short film based on images scratched and drawn directly onto 16mm livestock. Since 2004 Oerd works regularly with il Luster productions, creating both commissioned and personal work.
Oerd is currently working on different new projects, and has recently completed several videoclips for musicians, like Journey to Journey for Miho Hazama, Civil War for Klärälven, and Jogral for the Lívia Nestrovski & Fred Ferreira duo.
Lives in Paris, France. +info
Tokyo, Japan> website
Composer, arranger, copyist and pianist.
Composer Miho Hazama is a brilliant, award winning composer and arranger, able to draw on many different musical sources to create her own highly distinctive and original sound. Ms. Hazama is establishing herself as an internationally recognized and emerging composer/arranger that has worked in a wide variety of music.
A winner of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award, Ms. Hazama started her career as an orchestrator/arranger for legendary free jazz pianist, Yosuke Yamashita in 2007. Since then, she has worked with Vince Mendoza, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Sagisu, as well as Japanese TV program "Untitled Concert", Metropole Orkest, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Siena Wind Orchestra, Yamaha Symphonic Band and many others.
Ms. Hazama graduated from Kunitachi College of Music with a bachelor's degree in Classical Composition. With private instruction in jazz composition from Jim McNeely and piano from Phil Markowitz, Ms. Hazama completed her master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in Jazz Composition in 2012. In addition to receiving a scholarship from MSM, she was involved with the Scholarship Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists from the Japanese agency for cultural affairs.
Lives in New York City·NY, USA. +info