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| 6 min

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.

  • recipient
    Janina Fialkowska
  • writer
    Patrick Doan
  • director
    Patrick Doan
  • animator
    Patrick Doan
  • sound recordist
    Carrie Haber
  • previsualization
    Patrick Doan
    Brian Li
    Diogo Nii Cavalcanti
  • graphic artist
    Mariangelica Forero
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • head of coordination and project support
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • technical project coordinator
    France Couture
    Micheline Faubert
    Julie Laperrière
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • transcription
    Brenda Newman
  • translation
    Robert Paquin
  • marketing manager
    Jean Saad
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • publicity stills
    Patrick Doan
  • senior production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • production coordinator
    Shiraz Janjua
    Christine Williams
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • associate producer
    Shiraz Janjua
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din



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