“Searching For My Center” was recorded in Brooklyn, N.Y. at the studio of Vincent Cacchione. The music and lyrics are by Jason Trachtenburg and Mother Pigeon. Mother Pigeon is a noted New York City street artist most known for her realistic soft sculpture pigeons made from felt and wire. Mother Pigeon created the costumes for this video. The overall concept of the video is to make use of nature’s gifts to enhance your wellbeing and to work with your community for spiritual and physical health, giving back to those in need, to mature emotionally, and just as the wind blows and the grass grows there is a lifecycle that moves us along in our journey and connects us all.
This music video is a joint collaboration between Jason and Tina Trachtenburg (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players,) under the direction of noted filmmaker Dylan Mars Greenberg. The theme is “The Day of The Dead.” This video was filmed on location in a secret cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City, as found by our location scout, Caitlin Shann. The characters involved are a few of Mother Pigeon’s alter egos. Through Mother Pigeon’s Mexican traditions, she has combined her love of nature, the super-natural, and her religion (the Pigeon Religion,) to create a panaramic landscape of colors, costumes, magic, and friendship.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ka-E244XJ50
Jason Trachtenburg is best known for his role as “The Dad” in the long running Off-Broadway and Indie-rock act The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. He has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brian,” MTV, VH1, Sunsance Channel, The Bonnaroo Fest, and is a multiple time award winner at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has received feature coverage in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, N.M.E., Spin, and many more. He has given a T.E.D. talk, and his band’s debut album (Vintage Slide Collections From Seattle, Vol. 1) reached #79 in the CMJ charts. Jason’s first musical, “Dr. Glassheart – A Modern-Day Medical Musical Comedy” is being developed into a podcast. His current musical, “Me and Lee – The Musical” is the authorized musical adaptation of the historical auto-biography of Judyth Vary Baker.