Cincinnati, Ohio’s Tristan Eckerson recently released Dream Variations, a collection of stark, beautiful piano meditations. The album, influenced by names ranging from Sakamoto to Beethoven, is purely Eckerson and his instrument, with no vocals, effects or backup musicians to be found anywhere. For one song, however, he had a little help; as the title hints, Eckerson’s eight year-old son came up with the melody for “Nico’s Song” one day in his father’s studio.
To bring the song to life visually, Eckerson found a very different kind of collaboration. At the Escuela de Baile Euforia, located in Medellin, Colombia, dancer and choreographer Catalina López Uribe and videographer and editor Camilo Silva worked together for a moving dance interpretation. Watch below, and click the link to hear the rest of Dream Variations.