Selected for Cannes Festival ’91 Every two years sound artists from around the world gather in St. John’s, Newfoundland to take part in a Sound Symposium. The Symposium is a catalyst for the generation of New Art in Canada within the special context of the Newfoundland environment. Since it’s inception in 1983, visual artists, sound poets, actors, dancers, multimedia and environmental artists have explored the relationship between sound and their art forms.
The film is based on the performance of the Symphony for Ships’ horns and weaves a pattern of past and present using striking archival footage from the 1930 feature film “The Viking” by Varick Frissell.
Directed-Producer Barbara Doran
Cinematography Kent Mason
Editing Peter Wintonick
Sound Arthur MacKay
Music Don Wherry
Sound Editing Les Halman
1991 – 1 x 7 Short
Directed by Barbara Doran
Produced by Morag Productions
Distributed by Morag Productions