Synopsis by Forrest Spencer
Violin virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma has entertained audiences around the world with his extraordinary talents. This is the second of six Inspired by Bach programs that blends the music against a story of a short film. In this video the setting is Giovanni Piranesi's prison etchings to address this master architect's unfilled dreams, using vivid imaginary and three-dimensional computer graphics under Francois Girard's talented hand. This unusual musical video addresses Yo-Yo Ma's interpretations, imagination, and thoughts upon the this Bach selection against the etchings, hoping to pose questions about the nature of one's perception and experiences. Mainly, this video brings together various mediums to explore musical ideas against the life of one man's experiences.