BEFORE I SLEEP
2021
Kathleen MacKenzie Video / Loretta O'Sullivan Cello Improvisation

BEFORE I SLEEP Loretta spins a heartfelt melody as Kathleen unfolds a dream-like sequence of animated images.

HAPPENSTANCE
2021
Kathleen MacKenzie Video / Loretta O'Sullivan Cello Improvisation

HAPPENSTANCE Guided by deep-toned music, we glide through solitary scenes in nature until music and imagery take an incongruous leap.

AZTEC SONG
2021
Kathleen MacKenzie Video / Loretta O'Sullivan Cello Improvisation

AZTEC SONG Night skies and a silhouetted landscape are overlaid with a lament from the cello to create the illusionary nature of a dream.

PEACE
2020
Kathleen MacKenzie Video / Loretta O'Sullivan Cello Improvisation

PEACE We are taken into an intimate scene of a first snow joined with the peaceful sounds of a winter's walk.

BIRDS BEAKS
2020
Kathleen MacKenzie Video· Poetry / Loretta O’Sullivan Cello Improvisation

BIRDS BEAKS is a poem without words. Kathleen’s video of contrasting imagery is accompanied by Loretta’s close response in short dramatic gestures.

I AM POPE
2020
Kathleen MacKenzie Video· Poetry / Loretta O’Sullivan Cello Improvisation

I AM POPE is a video inspired by Kathleen’s poetic elegy to Pope Joan.  Loretta plays a ballad underscoring the poignant story of this legendary Pope.  

ZEUS
2020
Kathleen MacKenzie Video· Poetry / Loretta O’Sullivan Cello Improvisation

ZEUS is a video of montage images and is based on a poem by Kathleen that tells an ancient and timely story without resolution. Loretta chose to play a lament that expresses contradictory feelings of anguish and anger.

BLACKBIRD
2020
Kathleen MacKenzie Video· Poetry / Loretta O’Sullivan Cello Improvisation

BLACKBIRD follows a woman’s stream of consciousness as she sips her cup of tea. Kathleen interweaves myth and current events to reveal our human tragedies. Loretta’s playing reflects the rhythms of the story, ending in the linger of a haunting whisper from the cello.