Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Talking Portrait: Dan, age 7, accordion player



Here's a new "talking portrait," a video where I combine archival audio with sketchbook art. (Direct link to YouTube video). When my son was just starting out with the accordion, I interviewed him rather formally. Over the next few years, I sketched many of the heroes he talks about at the Irish concerts we attended.
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8 comments:

Steve said...

Wonderful set of images with that serious, knowledgable helium voice. Thanks for the heads up re: the concert. My daughter lives in Somerville; and has been by the Burren many times. She's going to try to make the concert.

Suzy said...

I usually consider myself a "visuals" person, and I certainly enjoyed the visuals in this, but OH--that little boy voice!

tabascocatart.com said...

This is soooo cool! I bet you would never have bet that your son would actually grow up to be a world-class accordian player!!

I found this link to an inteview with Dan G. where he talks about the influence of the places you took him to and sketched in your pictoral montage! Enjoy!

http://tradconnect.com/profiles/blogs/interview-dan-gurney-the-yanks-dylan-foley-new-york-trad?xg_source=facebook

Mario said...

What a nice homage, so tender and personal.
And the pencil portraits are gems.

Terry said...

This bought tears to my eyes. Such loving portraits - and the fact that you took his music seriously from the very beginning, you're Aces! I have a grown son, and to be able to draw his portrait through the years - what a gift that would have been. Lovely post, great interview, and beautiful drawings.

Nathan Fowkes said...

This is a seriously amazing kid!

Maywyn Studio said...

Amazing interview
Great Dad, Great Son
Its so touching I'm teary.

mp said...

That was terrific! Loved it. Will definitely be looking up The Yanks.