Buck 65 Release New Short Film Cover of Leonard Cohen's Who By Fire. February 07 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
BUCK 65 RELEASES NEW SHORT FILM
COVER OF LEONARD COHENÃ¢€™S WHO BY FIRE
For Immediate Release
Warner Music Canada recording artist Buck 65, aka Richard Terfry, has just released a new short film, Ã¢€˜Who By FireÃ¢€™. The film was premiered February 4th in New York at Lincoln Center as part of their Dance on Camera Film Festival. Directed by Jacob Niedzwiecki and set to Buck 65's cover of the Leonard Cohen song 'Who By Fire', the film features fifteen Toronto contemporary dance, ballet, and parkour performers, with micro-rhythmic movement inspired by Jean-Pierre Perrault and coordinated by a custom-built iPhone micro-app.
Hailing from Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Buck 65 has proven time and again that his brand of hip-hop is not only unique, but also creative and innovative at the same time. When he started making music, he was terrified that his friends would find out about it and kick his ass. That was a long time ago. In the last 20 years, he has released and given away more than 20 albums and countless other stray songs.
Buck 65's music started out as hip-hop. There's still a strong whiff of that tradition, but it has evolved into something else. Sometimes it sounds rural. Sometimes it sounds like something fished out of a drainpipe. He wishes it sounded like a Terrence Malick film or a Max Ernst painting. Now no one knows what to call it.
Buck 65 has kissed Pamela Anderson, danced with Feist, recorded with Tortoise and played air hockey with Guy Maddin. He has made music for films - from a documentary about long-haul trucking to a French porno.
Watch for a new album from Buck 65 this summer
Choreographer, filmmaker, and creative developer, Jason began dancing at age 5 and coding at age 7 and still refuses to choose between the two. His work fuses movement, media, and code into innovative new forms. He has created short films for songs by R.E.M. and Robert Johnson, and video art for concerts by Jesse Cook and many Toronto theatre and dance companies. Jacob's work has been recognized with nominations for the Paula Citron Award and the inaugural Young Centre Dance Awards.