'Unity' WINS @ OIAF

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976. This year, the Ottawa International Animation Festival received a total of 2033 entries from 70 different countries. Of those, 101 short films and 5 feature films were chosen for competition. 'Unity', an animated choral work by Avant-Garde composer Christopher Bono and acclaimed animator Tobias Stretch won for BEST MUSIC VIDEO  

“Constructed from over ten thousand individual photographs, Tobias Stretch's animation aligns beautifully with the power of Christopher Bono's choral work, ‘Unity'” Creators Project on ‘Unity’

"...made for a hauntingly beautiful choral work by avant-garde composer Christopher Bono...("Unity") is a mystical saga patched together from more than 10,000 individual photographs. Aesthetically speaking, it (literally) shimmers.”     Fast CoDesign on ‘Unity’


Film written and directed by Tobias Stretch

Music By Christopher Bono

Performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers

Conducted by Harold Rosenbaum

©Our Silent Canvas 2014 

A recording of Unity paired with Bono’s The Unexcelled Mantra, is available in 7” vinyl on Our Silent Canvas; distributed digitally by Naxos.