PREMIERE – DF releases video for “Telassim”

Photo Credit: Dan Freder

Montreal, QC-based audiovisual duo, DF is made up of Dustin Finer and Dan Freder. Dustin plays original music for saxophone and looper, while Dan designs light installations and visuals that react to music in real-time. Today, we are stoked to unveil their video for “Telassim”.

The duo shares on the video,

“We were lucky to work with a killer team on this video. Vincent Price directed, Jean-François Gauthier was the cinematographer, Simon Boissonneaux did the colour grading, and Cole Barbour did all the sound. Their hard work speaks for itself and we’re very grateful for the result.”

Check out the video below and find out more about DF in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We’re DF, a Montreal-based audiovisual duo. Dustin Finer plays original music for saxophone and looper. Dan Freder designs lights and visuals, which react to Dustin’s playing in real-time.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Often Dustin will compose a song and then Dan will develop visual elements inspired by the piece, but we’re starting to work the other way with lights and visuals influencing the music. We listen to a diverse range of music, so inspiration seeps in from many directions. 

For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Performances create an immersive atmosphere where sound and light influence one another. Audiences often sit on the floor and let themselves be hypnotised. To get a sense of what we’re like live, check out the video of “Telassim” that Canadian Beats is premiering for us.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Telassim! This tune, one of the oldest in our repertoire, is about a princess in the desert. The new live video features our latest audio-reactive installation and interactive projections.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

We’re lucky to have such a great scene here in Montreal. Our friends in indie bands like Look Vibrant, Raveen, Mauno, and Saxsyndrum are doing amazing things. We also love acts like Justin Wright and Sarah Pagé who bring contemporary classical music to new audiences. Oh and they’re not from MTL but shout out to our A/V homies Versa.

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