Kronos Quartet & Bryce Dessner’s “Tour Eiffel” Moving Tribute Video

The new video for the Kronos Quartet’s performance of Bryce Dessner’s (of The National fame) original composition “Tour Eiffel” provides a heartbreaking visual narrative for the story of Kim Sanders, a retired Dallas Homicide detective, as he takes a road trip from his home in Texas to the Grand Canyon, a trip originally meant to be taken with his son Skipper before his untimely death six years earlier.

The video directed by Poppy de Villeneuve and Alex Braverman was inspired by the line found within the song from Vicente Huidobro’s original text, ‘My little boy to climb the Eiffel tower.’ According to the directors, “we wanted to tell a story of fathers and sons…The resulting film is a rumination on motion, connectivity and loss—a linear journey through space, feelings, and the passage between spiritual realms.”

“Tour Eiffel” was composed for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and is based on a poem by the early 20th century Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro. The video itself provides a fitting tribute for a father’s lost son and the heart-breaking journey we all face when we lose a loved one.

“Tour Eiffel” can be found on Dessner/Kronos Quartet’s new album Aheym, available now. Look for a full review soon on AltoRiot.

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