Reason #175: Stages
The year was 2015, when then-Ithacappella-member Dan Purcell married his love a cappella to his passion for film making. The result was Stages, a beautifully produced five-part musical that showed a character undergo the stages of grief against a backdrop of simply stunning music from Ithacappella. The sound was simply lovely, the cinematography professional, and the storytelling appropriately subtle while still clear.
What I may love most about Stages is that it was a project that showed the potential for what a cappella can do, well beyond the bounds of live performance, studio recording, or even a traditional music video. It was an ambitious, creative endeavor, and I’d love to see more projects like it in the years ahead.
I love it!