Philip Glass meets Baltic noirmain
Not sure what to make of this new video by the enterprising violinist Kristine Balanas.
Here’s her take on it:
With Philip Glass’s iconic Einstein on the Beach as soundtrack, THE BAPTISM offers a deluge of
imagery in the form of a narrative palindrome. Filmed partly in black-light and using special effects
unheard of in classical music videos, the film is an extension of Kristine’s idiosyncratic personality as
not only a concert violinist but also a creator and director. “Classical music is employed in some of
the greatest visual moments in cinema. I wanted to see what could be visually possible if the most
intimate anxieties and fears of a performer could be made visible, too,” explains Kristine.