Notes on the project: My name is Kelsey Boncato and I am an LA-based visual artist living with POTS/NCS. My project is a music video I animated and directed for the electronic soul group, Idesia. The piece is entitled “Ain’t Over” This video was a collaborative effort. The Music Producer, Co-Director and writer of the music and lyrics to this song is Daniel Oldham. Daniel also lives a life strongly affected by dysautonomia. His younger sister has POTS and other underlying illnesses and was a strong influence on the creation of this song.
The music and video to “Ain’t Over” evoke messages about finding strength within the state of being vulnerable and taking control of your path. The music, lyrics and animations work together to approach soulful and emotive tones that are minimal yet complex. This is highlighted throughout the piece, essentially producing its’ meditative essence.
The lyrics were inspired by a multitude of events around the end of last year. Daniel’s sister was hospitalized again during the Christmas holiday, due to multiple complications. Since the song’s conception, it has provided a sense of hope and a reminder that even in knowing the difficulties life presents, we can continue to flourish. (Read the lyrics)
The song “Ain’t Over” is sung by Sophie Dimitroff, the lead singer for Idesia. Daniel also plays bass guitar on the song. All involved are USC graduates. Kelsey’s portfolio can be seen at https://bkelsstudio.cargocollective.com/ and more about Daniel can be seen at http://danieloldham.com/ For more about Idesia and to hear more of their music, visit http://idesiamusic.com/
Edited by edriscoll