Saturday, 12 September 2020

Agatha's Secret





I produced this animation using the black and white gouache paintings from my Encephalic Cleansing series.  The individual frames were created using layers in Photoshop, which were then imported into iMovie.

Animation & Music 
written, performed, produced & mixed by © ℗ Gaynor Perry
Mastered by Magic Garden







The beginning of the song and first few lines were heard in a dream. I recalled the atmosphere clearly when I awoke and translated what I perceived  musically as a starting point for this piece. I also dreamed about a magical silver dress.

The Harridan






Agatha’s secret, Agatha Agatha, Agatha’s secret of arty winning claim

I’ve seen you walking, I’ve seen you wearing a silver dress
He held you in the snicket that’s when you became a storm
You're the entity next door

Confusing, as it’s still light here
Happenings that suffuse darkness
I'd been traversing the rockery earlier that day

Come out to play with innocence and sunshine
Watching the swifts dart about on the breeze
And in your head a prisoner held hostage
By an aspect of you that can’t let go

Agatha’s secret, Agatha Agatha, Agatha’s secret of arty winning claim
Take your hands off the wheel

I’ve seen you walking, I’ve seen you wearing that silver dress
You were fun at three, dead to the world at nine, lost in bluebell woods

Escape the glare of the harridan living on top of you
Wrap yourself up in beetles, imagine what they will do

You’re pulling through the chaos and confusion
Watching the swifts dart about on the breeze
In your heart someone else’s sadness - they put it in you

Agatha’s secret, Agatha Agatha, Agatha’s secret of arty winning claim
Let the sunshine through