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by Nora Nygard

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Heaven 03:57


Heaven was a short film that I made for a contest at my middle school. To my knowledge, it was never shown. I'm not sure that the contest took place. Heaven was originally released on YouTube on February 1, 2007. Two days afterwards, my parents told me my brother was dead. No one at school mentioned anything about Heaven.

Taking inspiration from David Lynch's Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, Heaven depicts a conversation with a spirit. "Heaven is in you," the spirit says. "You are wasting. Come see." The spirit provides the protagonist with a dark liquid, a potion that the protagonist pours over their own head, arms raised to the sky in anticipation of an alternative plane of existence.


released February 1, 2007

Thank you to my supporters on Patreon: Jon, Gus, Evan, Calvin, Divyaa, Chris, Karen, Aaron, Delia the Snake, Cameron, Jacob, Shannon, and Blake.

The soundtrack was remastered on 12 November 2020 and released on 4 December 2020.

Nora Nygard: Production / Mixing / Mastering / Cover Art / Photography / Graphic Design / Cymbal / Dialog / Field Recording

Little Sisyphus | NN005


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Nora Nygard Saint Paul, Minnesota

I've always been searching. Drumming in punk bands. Singing into a cassette mic alone. Trans angst, alienation, going on the road. Synthesis, tape, poetry. Two failed tours, two failed degrees. Reclaiming my voice from the choir, reshaping my voice after punk rock. Years of isolation, hormone therapy, production studies, and hundreds of releases with various projects. ... more

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