Wolfhaven – The Looper Sessions Part 2
Continuing the four-part video performance series, “As You Are: The Looper Sessions” with Jarvix is Wolfhaven.
This four-video solo performance series features three new original songs and one alternate version of a selection from Jarvix’s last year’s Hugh Manatee album with each video shot entirely in single takes with filmmaker Jake Kelley. “As You Are: The Looper Sessions” is about vulnerability and privacy, hope and hesitancy, and light and dark. In making these songs, Jarvix used a looping pedal and so overdubs stacked in real time and captured a spontaneous balance of human imperfection and inspiration that comes with raw performance. Building upon the overdubs and the themes of the lyrics, he explores the isolation of safety and the nervous excitement of new ventures.
From Jarvix on Wolfhaven:
[pullquote-right]”‘Wolfhaven’ is a big ol’ metaphor about social anxiety. It’s beat-for-beat based on an experience I had that, however small, affected me enough to write this song, which actually was a poem first.”[/pullquote-right]”Wolfhaven” is a big ol’ metaphor about social anxiety. It’s beat-for-beat based on an experience I had that, however small, affected me enough to write this song, which actually was a poem first. It came out last year on my Hugh Manatee & Other Favorites album, so I’m leaving it off of the EP that’s going to be released alongside these videos. I thought the song fit well with the new material, and the live version is substantially different, so we decided to include it in the sessions.
The video here sort of picks up where “Concrete Soul” left off, with the flat shot. It evolves from that, though; Jake makes great use of alternate angles, lighting, and a dolly to help close that distance from the first video. You can see more of what I’m doing, performance-wise, too. I don’t wanna spoil anything, but Jake came up with some cool, minimal moments that really convey the arc of the song while also conveying the greater arc of the project.
The lyrics are written into the closed captions, so turn that feature on for them.
The Venue will present Jarvix and Beau’s Double Release Show, an 8-act bill celebrating two new releases from local musicians Jarvix and Beau Mansfield. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 30 beginning 7 pm at the newly-branded event space in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The Venue, located at 1757 NW 16th St., is the latest venture from the owners of District House and The Parish and will coexist in the same space as The Parish. Admission is $8.
Part 3, As You Are, will debut tomorrow!