For this video, I went down with my friend Johnny North and filmed at the Plainfield NH Town Hall, where a hand-painted backdrop by Maxfield Parrish has sat for decades. The backdrop was created so that it could be lit to simulate different times of day, and in the video Nancy Norwalk – Plainfield’s Head Librarian and one of leaders of a 1990 restoration of the backdrop – takes us through the different lighting schemes, from dawn to nightfall. All those lighting and color changes aren’t computers – that’s Parrish’s painting and Nancy working the over-one-hundred-year-old Kliegl lighting system designed for it. - Will Sheff
Okkervil River's forthcoming album The Silver Gymnasium is due out on Sep. 3rd via ATO Records. Catch the band at this year's double-weekend ACL Festival.
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