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 Toronto composer that features a star guest vocalist.
Bazarian-Sight Lines feat. Carmen Elle
Armen” Bazarian, better known as Bazarian, is an Armenian-Canadian composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and music producer based in Toronto, Ontario. His work centres around making music and manipulating sounds. He has been working in the creative field for years and in 2015 he was selected as one of three composers-in-residence for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency, chaired by Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna.
Sight Lines is the second single off of his debut EP of the same name. The song features vocals from Toronto singer/songwriter, Carmen Elle of DIANA. The two have worked together, with Carmen featured on the first single The Wrong Side.
Sight Lines is about feeling invisible, like a ghost roaming the streets of a cacophonous city. A ghost with hungry eyes, in desperate need for approval, love, and an intimate connection. The music video for this song follows the same themes, with moving, fast-paced imagery, it leaves a lot to the imagination.
Directed and Edited by Armen Bazarian
Cinematography by Adam Crosby
Coloured by Michael Osuszek
Special thanks to Kimberly Persona, Brandon Lane, Matt Greyson & David Hartman