To kick start a new decade, Songwall founder Brendan Poynton releases animation music video BE. A collaboration with visual artist Shiyi Li.
The song was penned over 15 years ago and this version was recorded in 2006. The song rings a timeless feel and message. Brendan says “The animation by Shiyi Li really brings the song to life through her poetic vision. It’s almost as if the song has risen from the ashes. I’m really pleased with the result. Shiyi really understood the song. I gave her full creative control on developing the concept and animation which I think is the best way…to give the artist full creative control.
UK based Chinese artist Shiyi Li is a visual artist who is currently based in Birmingham, UK. Shiyi explores the relationship between music and visuals playing with space and sound. Working on Brendan’s song BE, she has developed an engaging visual style using a combination of the surreal and natural world. Her art works have been exhibited throughout the Europe and Asia, including UK, USA, Italy, France, Thailand, China Hongkong.
Shiyi is not only doing traditional animation, she is also dong live performance combined with expanded experimental animation pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She has recently been selected in New Art West Midlands Engine Room Programme and the forthcoming Herbert Art Gallery & Museum 2020 exhibition where she will bring her new live installation performance.
Experience her amazing interpretation and visual style by watching the video…
BE is exclusively released on Songwall
Read the song review from 2017 on www.songwall.com