Dear Kickstarter Friends,
We just got some great news (and I couldn't be doing this without you)! You'll be able to tune in to an exclusive
Livestream at the, "Satellite," professional music video shoot tonight
in NYC. This song will be the title track on my fourth album, coming out
in spring 2012!
Thursday, Oct. 20th at 10pm EST, open up: http://www.AnnaDagmar.com/gigs
I'll be filming with my string quartet plus five dancer Camerinas ®,
directed by Mitch Jacobson (U2, Paul McCartney) and choreographed by
Annie Sailer. Looking forward and I hope you can be there with us!
Anna Dagmar: "Satellite" Music Video
The Story of Creation meets the Big Bang
NY, NY Oct. 20, 2011 - NY-based pianist and singer-songwriter Anna
Dagmar will be featured in a music and dance video for her song,
"Satellite," which juxtaposes the Creation Story with the Big Bang, and
presents the artist's personal search to reconcile science with
spiritual meaning. Directed by Mitch Jacobson (Paul McCartney, U2), and
Choreographed by Annie Sailer, the video will feature Anna Dagmar with
seven dancer "Camerinas ®" plus her string quartet, and will be filmed
at St. Peter's Church on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. A livestream of the
event will be open on www.AnnaDagmar.com/gigs from 10:00 - 10:30pm EST.
Anna Dagmar's song, "Satellite," begins with her dramatic string quartet
arrangement, and begs the question, "Are we the sum of all we've chosen
to believe? Can I be somewhere in between?" As family narratives
unfold, the band kicks in along with a catchy, melodic hook. We learn
that the satellite represents the artist's many views of the world.
Director Mitch Jacobson interprets its swirling motion with an
innovative filming technique - attaching action cameras to each dancer,
"Camerina ®" for a kaleidoscopic display, which is simultaneously
filmed from above. Highlighted by Annie Sailer's fluid, Eric
Hawkins-influenced choreography, the artist sings, "Seven days and seven
nights. Oh, to be a satellite. Yet I've circled 'round the truth. So
today I turn to you."
Born in Britain and based in NYC, Anna Dagmar creates a beautiful,
sophisticated blend of piano-woven folk-pop. A graduate of the Eastman
School of Music, she has been influenced by artists including Joni
Mitchell, Susan Werner, Billy Joel, Sufjan Stevens and Anais Mitchell.
Her 2009 album, Let the Waves Come in Threes, was produced by Ben
Wittman (Jonatha Brooke, Paula Cole), and charted #6 on the National
Roots Music Report. Dagmar has been selected for the BMI Musical Theater
Writing Workshop (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon), five awards in the 2011
Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, WFUV's, "On Your Radar" series, and
Composer-in-Residence at The Nightingale-Bamford School. She performs in
many venues around the northeast, including Club Passim, The Minstrel,
Me & Thee Coffeehouse and BAM cafe. She is currently recording her
4th album, Satellite, propelled by fans, who doubled her fundraising
goal on Kickstarter.com. The album will be released along with the
featured music video in spring of 2012.