This video for "Mlle Sténo" from 2009 shows off Christine's talent for crafting engaging stories::
Her label's website describes the Reliquary/Reliquaire DVD::
"Songs such as Mlle. Sténo are vividly animated by the overhead projections of Shary Boyle, magically infused with historic parade footage, and carried aloft by chorus of female voices. In Flood, 1861, the Grey Nuns row their canoe fearlessly toward the unknown, and Fellows' buoyant twist on traditional French Canadian ballad Un canadien errant is accompanied by stunning footage of a vibrant community at its height."Speaking of "Flood, 1861", here it is::
|Femmes de Chez Nous|
You can listen to a handful of the full tracks from 'Femmes de chez nous' [track listing + stream samples] on the CBCr3 and contemplate spending the $20C to get the CD with the DVD. The CD features the artwork of longtime collaborator, Toronto artist Shary Boyle.
Christine's work lends itself to music in this era of infinite reproduction. She's offering up experiences that drive purchases and performances; the music is literally just part of the picture.
I'll leave you with one of my favourite tracks, a live version of "Double Take" from here in Toronto at Lee's Palace in September of 2006::
Twitterversion:: [blog+videos] #newmusicmonday featuring contemporary folk multimedia collaborator Christine Fellows from Winnipeg. @Prof_K