Dominik Baer

DAY 3

DAy 3

WHEN IT ALL WENT TO SHIT

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

MusiC Video

Bright Red Dot

There’s a bright red dot
On a white empty cot and it screams… READ MORE

and it screams
of your resistance

Marking you were here
Just a lonely smear
On the canvas of existence

I say “NO!” - it can’t be
It can’t be true
“NO” - I refuse… I refuse

Oh heaven should not allow
For the sweetest fruit in so few hours
to turn so very sour

I drove home in the dark

BEHIND THE SCENES

During the shoot, there is a moment where we are all crying, that’s how real this... READ MORE
feels. You can re-watch that moment in the clips here. The memory of losing our baby is real and Anna is no longer acting, tears flow and it is a kind of therapy. It doesn’t help that Anna is shivering away in our poorly heated studio, half-naked and covered in white body paint. She was absolutely exhausted by the end of it, but in some ways it seems making this video may have been necessary therapy for the both of us.

ARTWORK

“The painting is not really working yet...” Anna remarks as she walks over and rips…
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... a long slice vertically out of the canvas. I am distraught “NO! You’ve ruined it!” I think. She takes a step back: “That’s better.” In this video, Anna talks candidly about how her experience of misscarriage led her to creating this painting, and how she had to destroy it in order to make it complete.

Bright Red Dot​
ART PRINT BY OLIVE GREEN ANNA

Limited edition hand-signed (1/100)

Songwriting

I am by no stretch a good piano player. But as I was writing this song, I was drawn to my old, slightly out-of-tune piano. There’s something about…

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…writing on an instrument you are not that familiar with that unlocks hidden creative potential. I found myself creating these weird hocketed parts with bass lines jumping maniacally between the left and right hand. It was fun to practice and try and get right.

SEE HANDWRITTEN LYRICS

Bright Red Dot was unique in that it really evolved during the production process...
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As I was thinking about the chaos of life, I got out my saxophone and attempted giving chaos a voice.
It felt it fit the song and the video, so I added a whole new chaos section that hadn’t been there before.
I wrestled intensely with this musical composition, constantly doubting it’s relevance and validity - it interweaves both beauty and destruction, joy and pain.

END OF

DAy 3

STREAM & DOWNLoaD Bright Red Dot​!

SNeak Peek
Day 4

Tomorrow, it’s time for a tour of my tiny studio.
Oh, and of course – there’s an epic 🎁85€ GIVEAWAY 🎁
see you tomorrow!!

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