“Lulling Charities” with 1919 animated silhouette film by Lotte Reiniger

Written for and inspired by Lotte Reiniger’s animated short film “Das Ornament des verliebten Herzens” (1919)
Voice, electric guitar, harmonium and electronics
Music, lyrics and voice by Jennifer Bellor
Electric guitar w/improv and mixing/editing by Phil Joy
Duration: 3 minutes

Will be premiered at the October 2 Nextet Concert at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 7:30pm, Doc Rando

Lulling Charities is a song I wrote that is not only inspired by and can be featured with Lotte Reiniger’s animated short, but is also written for my new concept album “To Sleep.” The title of the song is taken from the poem “To Sleep” by John Keats. While writing the music/lyrics, I envision a dream where the character wakes up to a world where hearts grow on trees. Ingesting these hearts will give one a hallucination of euphoria and intense feelings for the person with whom the heart is shared. Like every hallucination, however, it could be short-lived and reality could set in sooner than we want, perhaps leaving the couple heart-broken from any issues that can arise in a relationship. For this couple, however, despite the pain that occurs, they are able to prevail because love for one another is strong and can “withstand the test of time.”

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