Filmed during Halloween 2016 in San Francisco. Presented in 4K. http://MusicalSeance.com
Since 2007, Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer have become widely known for their intimate traveling show The Musical Séance. Music is channeled instantaneously from cherished objects brought in by the audience— the stories they hold, and the echoes that remain....
“These compositions are delicate and glorious living things they materialize, they transport, and in the same second they vanish,” explains Jill Tracy. “They embody the fragile essence of Time. No two shows are ever alike, we have no control, that is the rare beauty of it.”
NOTE: These events are highly emotional. To honor the privacy of participants, the objects and their stories are not included in this video. You are hearing the conjured music only.
Songs included are “Haunted by the Thought of You” and “Room 19” (edited).
0:00 Opening Credits
0:38 "Haunted by the Thought of You"
5:59 Séance * 1
6:35 Séance * 2
8:09 Séance * 3
9:08 Séance * 4
9:43 Séance * 5
10:44 Violin Solo (16th century)
12:51 Séance * 6
14:01 "Room 19"
15:17 Closing Credits
HISTORY - Since debuting The Musical Séance on Halloween 2007, Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer have become widely known for their astonishing duets on piano and violin. Using an improvisational music technique Tracy and Mercer call "spontaneous musical combustion," Their uncanny ability to conjure spirits through unsettlingly lavish compositions has led to spellbinding results, eerily transporting the room and it's audience. The concert set list goes wherever the ghostly energy of antique instruments and the heirlooms of the audience's lost loved ones takes them. "We create the portal— but it’s the collective summoning, the synergy of the room that makes it so moving and powerful.”
Jill Tracy - San Francisco-based singer/pianist/storyteller who has garnered multiple awards and a devoted following for her eerie, beautiful cinematic sound, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for composing music—and finding the hidden scores— in strange locales. LA Weekly hails her "the cult darling of the Underworld." (http://jilltracy.com
Paul Mercer - Atlanta-based violinist and composer whose work focuses on the ‘whispering in the wood’ of ancient violins and violas, and their hidden melodies. Mercer uses instruments that date back centuries. This experience led to the production of his acclaimed channeled classical album ”Ghosts. His soundtracks have appeared at several film festivals and his best known may be for the feature film "Psychopathia Sexualis" (http://paulmercermusic.com
Filmed, edited and colored by Jonathan Castrohttp://jonathancastrofilms.comhttp://instagram.com/jonzombiehttp://facebook.com/jonzomb...http://twitter.com/jonzombi...
Recorded live at The Lost Church http://thelostchurch.com