What a joy to see our Shaker friends again (and what good meals they prepared for us!), and what a pleasure to work with a dedicated French-Canadian film crew on location at the Shaker Village.
The subject of the upcoming documentary film is Shaker spirituality as expressed in the arts, and participating in singing and interviews on location in early October were Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen and longtime colleague and associate, basso Joel Frederiksen. All of us on the musician side are veterans of prior recording at Sabbathday Lake, and all of us loved the opportunity to return to the special beauty of Shaker song in the environment from which it grew.
The next phase of the project will take place in Helsinki, Finland, as some of us sing while Tero Saarinen’s peerless dancers take us through some of the choreography to Borrowed Light. The producer tells us to expect at March, 2013 release; we’ll keep you posted.
In our photo, director Raymond Saint Jean and Anne Azéma prepare to shoot an interview (in a very cold room!)