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Andrew Dawes : dynamique

Andrew Dawes : dynamique

| 4 min

Les images poétiques de ce court métrage documentaire évoquent les jeunes années du distingué violoniste Andrew Dawes tandis qu’il se livre à une réflexion sur le caractère ineffable de la musique et sur la discipline qu’il a dû s’imposer pour devenir un musicien accompli.

Ce film est produit par l’ONF, en collaboration avec le Centre national des Arts et la Fondation des Prix du Gouverneur général pour les arts et spectacles, à l'occasion de la remise des Prix du Gouverneur général pour les arts du spectacle 2013.

  • recipient
    Andrew Dawes
  • direction
    Lisa Jackson
  • script
    Lisa Jackson
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • director of photography
    Robert Aschmann
  • editing
    Alec MacNeill-Richardson
  • None
    Jon Ritchie
    Andrew Dawes
    Masayo Takada-Balden
    Dmitry Burenok
    Thom Stitt
    Black Dog Studio
    Finale Editworks
    Allan Pinvidic
  • cast
    Brent Connelly
    Felix LeBlanc-Pratt
  • location sound recorder
    Brent Calkin
  • chief electrician
    Scott Clark
  • makeup
    Celina Seib
  • mixer
    Jon Ritchie
  • delegate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • production assistant
    Jung-Sun Song
  • production coordinator
    Karen Downing
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • studio administrator
    Jennifer Roworth


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Ages 12 to 18

Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Popular Culture

List all of the comparisons Andrew Dawes makes between riding a horse and playing an instrument. Can you come up with any others? Divide the class into small groups to develop lists of similes for two seemingly different concepts. Discuss Beethoven’s statement about music being an escape or liberation (2:00). Dawes describes music as “ineffable” (2:45); define the word and brainstorm other things we might describe as ineffable. What is music all about (3:00)?

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