By Our Love

The By Our Love animation project is a 10-piece ensemble from Earl MacDonald arranged with a creation of images and text prompts.  This project explores political tribalism as it relates to Christian faith and intends to stimulate discussion regarding the incongruities between faith and politics.

The team’s goal of  aligning emotionally-powerful, musical moments with equally potent imagery led to the creation of images and text prompts which correlate with the ensemble, to enhance, reinforce and expand the ideas set forth in the music. The animation serves as a springboard for thoughtful contemplation, discussion, dialogue, and commentary. It is also a standalone animation that is placed online and presented through select social media platforms where commenting and sharing are encouraged. By Our Love asks all audiences to consider, more broadly and fully, the language, ideas, and context(s) that have contributed to our cultural drift toward more pronounced tribalism.


Project Team:

Cora Lynn Deibler / Art Director
Earl MacDonald / Musical Director, Composer, Arranger
Hal Tedeschi / Illustrator
Miles Waterbury / Animator
Carly Wanner-Hyde/  Animator
Brooke Foti Gemmell / Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist
Tom Lee / Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist


Karly Epp / vocals
Kris Allen / alto, tenor & bari saxophones
David Smith / trumpet
Alex Gertner / French horn
Sean Nelson / bass trombone
Earl MacDonald / piano
Karl Kohut / string bass
Rogerio Boccato / drums, percussion

Audio Engineer:

Peter Kontrimas / PBS Studios

Current Phase in the Design Process