Photo Heather Rappard
Photo Heather Rappard

Prism Prize Video: Petra Glynt - New Growth

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Montreal experimental pop artist.

Petra Glynt - New Growth

Petra Glynt is the experimental pop project of multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Mackenzie. A drummer in bands, noise improviser and an operatically trained singer, Mackenzie has turned producer and songwriter, to much acclaim.

This unusual music video is filled with spontaneous dancing blossoming flowers that act as symbols. It ends with Glynt driving off with someone else in the driver’s seat, and the final scene is of Glynt standing in the fields looking into the camera as the song fades out. 

When talking about performing, Glynt said in an interview that “when I play live, I play solo with a sampler, floor tom, and rototoms, and of course, I sing. It’s loud and athletic with a dripping heart.”

Credits:

Director:  Paz Ramirez 

Cinematographer: Simran Dewan

Producers: Alexandra Mackenzie and Paz Ramirez (Porch: http://www.enterporch.com)

Editor: Alexandra Mackenzie

Colorist: Simran Dewan

Hair and Make-up: Jessica Cohen

Cast: Alexandra Mackenzie and Alana Devito

Additional Crew: Joseph Fuda - http://fudagraphy.tumblr.com

Concept: Alexandra Mackenzie

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