Combining the music of Chopin with digital animation, this short film artfully defines pianist Janina Fialkowska’s imprint in the world of classical music and beyond. Particles of light choreograph themselves to reveal otherworldly beauty, channelling the pianist’s explosive performance.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Patrick Doan
Patrick Doan
Patrick Doan
sound recordist
Carrie Haber
digital imaging specialist
Éloi Champagne
Jean Paul Vialard
Kat Baulu
executive producer
Ravida Din


  • Gatohung

    “Expressing music via digital visual art is a wonderful way to capture the essence of the pianist performing the piece. I really like the animation, which somehow brings the universal dimension to the music being played... mdp May2012” — Gatohung, 8 May 2012

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