In early November I had the privilage of seeing Feist perform at The Tablernacle in Atlanta. It was a brilliant concert showcasing selections from her critically acclaimed 2011 album Metals. The former Broken Social Scene bandmember incorporates a strong visual presence in her shows to carry the stories in the music, making them tangible to the audience. This marriage of visual art and sound requires a talented group of artists beyond Feist. 2010 documentary Look at What the Light Did Now, directed by Anthony Seck, is a documentary that explores the group effort that goes into creating such an experience. Instead of a standard rock doc, What the Light Did Now is a rich video scrapbook of the four year process of creating Feist's previous album The Reminder.
Trailer for Look at What the Light Did Now
Feist is very aware of how important others are because she has spent a great deal of her musical career collaborating with fellow artists such as Peaches, Gonzales, By Devine Right, Beck, Wilco, and Kings of Convenience to name a few. Her own recording work echos this. For The Reminder she called in the help of performance artists, graphic designers, photographers, fellow musicians, and friends. Look at What the Light Did Now is a powerful reminder of how the creative process can a collaborative effort instead of singularly focued on the artist alone.
Feist and Athony Seck interview for Qtv
For more on Feist visit her offical website :ListenToFeist.
To find a copy of Look at What the Light Did Now Amazon
For more on Metals check the AVclub.