"The woods enclose. You step between the first trees and then you are no longer in the open air; the wood swallows you up." - Angela Carter, The Erl-King
In Angela Carter's fairytale a young woman is seduced by The Erl-King who lives in the woods. His eyes are green as if from looking at too much wood and the caged birds that sing his song were once human girls.
The illustrator and puppeteer, Layla Holzer, is making a short film adaptation of the story, mixing live action, stop motion and her beautiful, hand-crafted puppets. I'll be composing an original score for the film. While the final cut is in production an interim version will be posted online, featuring music from the 'Girl/Phoenix' EP and also previously unheard snippets from new Moth Rah songs. A promise of things to come!
You can see more about this project and Layla's fairytale inspired work at LaylaHolzer.com