The Wax Girl: Onwards
1. a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
When I listen to music, I interpret the notes that I hear into colour. For as long as I can remember, this has been a way that I experience music. It's so seldom that I actually get to make that sensation tactile.
The Wax Girl is the music of Toronto-based producer and composer Alex Wright. Alex has composed a hauntingly powerful piece of music entitled 'Onwards'. I was fortunate to be able to provide a visual accompaniment for this song.
This project also afforded me the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented Siobhan Latimer. From take 1-30, she delivered every, single, time.
Alex, will be donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this song to the Canadian Mental Health Association. You can purchase the track for whatever price you want to here.
About The Wax Girl
In January of 2012, Wright began writing and recording cinematic demos in his makeshift home studio as a creative outlet. During this time, Wright came up with a moniker for his demos by rearranging the letters of his name to spell out the words ‘The Wax Girl’.
Edward Platero: Director/Camera/Editing/Concept
Siobhan Latimer: Dancer/Choreography
Jason R. Gray: Crane Operator/Props
Mark Drew: Props/Lights
Damien Rowe: Location Scout
Location: Attica Building, London, Ontario
"The video is a work of stark beauty. Wright’s delicate music is brought to life by dancer Siobhan Latimer. In turn, Latimer’s performance in the bare confines of a gymnasium is captured by the sympathetic eye of director Edward Platero."
Mark Anthony Brennan - Ride the Tempo
"The concept for this video is breathtaking and is an ambitious and impressive testament of what his music is capable of conveying on screen."
"Music for Mental Health"
James Reaney - The London Free Press