NERVOUS96, the score

by JILL TRACY and PAUL MERCER

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Single white female. Lonely, Seeking soul mate. Humanoid preferred...

NERVOUS96
Film by Bill Domonkos with new original music by Jill Tracy and violinist Paul Mercer.


About the film and music:

Known for his distinctive craft of manipulated archival footage enchanted with 2D and 3D computer animation, special effects, and photography, Jill Tracy fans best know Bay Area filmmaker Bill Domonkos for the multiple award-winning "The Fine Art of Poisoning," and his collection of acclaimed videos for legendary masked band The Residents.

"The Fine Art of Poisoning," (set to Jill Tracy's seminal song) has become a cult favorite, garnering praise from Clive Barker, Guy Maddin, writer Warren Ellis, and well-over 100,000 views on YouTube. The short was recently featured at London's famed National Gallery.

Watch and embed Jill Tracy "The Fine Art of Poisoning" vimeo.com/21481716

Domonkos' new surreal short "NERVOUS96" invokes a woman lonely, desperate, in debt, trying to connect in a desolate world overrun with technology.

An intense juxtapose of disconnect and emotion, there is next to no dialogue. The film is solely driven by the music.

Domonkos was completely inspired by pianist Jill Tracy and violinist Paul Mercer’s “Musical Séance,” a poignant live project that employs the duo’s astonishing channeled improvisations. Domonkos meticulously crafted excerpts from actual séance recordings to create the emotional voice of the "NERVOUS96" character.

This seamless integration of film and music in "NERVOUS96" casts quite a powerful spell, embodying the spellbinding spirit of classic suspense and science fiction.
And yes, there are really cool robots.

Watch and embed "NERVOUS96" vimeo.com/channels/nervous96

More about Bill Domonkos: www.bdom.com
More about Jill Tracy: www.jilltracy.com
More about Paul Mercer: paulmercermusic.com

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released May 11, 2011
piano: Jill Tracy
violin: Paul Mercer
recorded live during the Musical Seance Sessions by Bruce Bennett in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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