The Acorn is the recording project of Ottawa-based musician Rolf Klausener. The band will release their new studio album Vieux Loup on 1st June 2015.
“The song was built around a vocal improvisation from about a year ago,” says Klausener. “It originally started as a treatise on privilege, but as the improv morphed from mouth sounds to words, it was clear the song was more of a meditation on quiet confidence. As such, director Travis Boisvenue and I wanted the video to revolve a real person that embodied that sort of depth of character. I was downtown with a rough mix in my headphones, when I thought of asking Ottawa-based installation artist Marisa Gallemit to act as the video’s subject.”
“The camera follows Gallemit through a day in downtown Ottawa in a series of vignettes: working quietly at her craft, intimate moments with her son, quality time with close friends, and a long night of work at Ottawa’s infamous arts pub, The Manx. A few locals make appearances including me, housepunk band Silkken Laumann, photographer Remi Theriault, and others. A subtle hell kind of breaks loose at the bar, and we’re left with Gallemit at the end of the night, stoic, resolute, still, and grounded by her practice.”
Tracklisting for Vieux Loup:
3. In Silence
6. Vieux Loup