The director of the video clip – Algina Bedulskė – gathered a team to fulfill the ideas of the clip. The dance composition was created by choreographer and dancer Brigida Penkevičienė, the choreography by dancers Juozas Veiverys, Grėtė Vosyliūtė and Simona herself, and the image was created by stylist Dovilė Cibulskaitė. The creative team of the 30-person recording and video clip united New York musicians and Lithuanian filmmakers.
Algina’s directing reveals the surreal, symbolic and erotic aesthetics of Simona’s work. This clip invites viewers to interpret the clip in their own way, to read the characters and simply the exotic sounds of birds kangled by Simon and Simon.
This piece was recorded at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in New York with Simona’s Jazz Quartet: Maxime Cholley (drums), Maxim Perepelica (double bass), Caili O’Doherty (piano), Takuma Matsui (supporting vocals), Harini Rini Raghavan (supporting vocals) and Simona herself sang and played electric and acoustic kankles.
The record was recorded by Mike Marciano, an award-winning Grammy-winning audio engineer, and Dave Darlington, a New York recording wolf who is well-known for his work with Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.
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Bird language is a mixture of folklore and jazz, which combines improvisation, modern and traditional sounds of Lithuanian kankle, dance and breathtaking Lithuanian landscape. The clip shows exceptional views of Lithuania – Merkinė manor in Šalčininkai district (Republic of Paulava), Stone Sculpture Park “Vilnoja” in Sudervė town and “Vytenis Planned Park” still under construction, which will eventually become an amusement park for young families.
The track reveals a common theme for Simona’s latest album, which is called “Bird language”. Simona’s work is dedicated to nature and our connection with it.
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