Green Space Dark Skies (Nainita Desai)

Original score from the 2022 short documentary film directed by Mark Murphy. Music originally commissioned by Walk The Plank for Unboxed ‘Green Space Dark Skies Finale’. The film can be watched here

THE STORY: The Green Space Dark Skies Finale project is a spectacular human art installation that took place around the four highest mountains in the UK; Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland. Thousands of people became Lumenators, and at each mountain, equipped with special high tech low impact geolights, they journeyed into the landscapes at dusk to create extraordinary outdoor artworks with their lights.

THE SCORE: “Each mountain had its own theme and the music had to be composed before the performance took place, in order to allow the director to choreograph, structure and edit the whole performance around the music.
Inspiration came from the land, and the volcanic origins of the mountains, so the score had to take you on an dramatic and emotional journey throughout time illustrating the epic landscape. It portrays human endeavour, it’s about the heartlands and the joy of nature and sharing the experience of connecting with the land. Matt Kelly performed the strings with a neo-folk approach which resonated with the earthiness of humans and land coming together. Imagine thousands of lights making patterns on mountains, lakes and moorland across the UK! It was a very uplifting and emotional experience.
– Nainita Desai

THE COMPOSER: Emmy 2022 and RTS winning composer Nainita Desai won the World Soundtrack Awards 2021 for Discovery of the Year. As well as being a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, double BIFA, Cinema Eye Honors, Ivor Novello nominee, Nainita won the Women In Film & TV Award for Creative Technology 2022. Her recent projects include Oscar nominated and BAFTA and Cannes winning feature documentary For Sama, Sundance and BIFA winning feature The Reason I Jump, an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity. Other recent credits include BBC drama Maryland, BBC1 action thriller Crossfire (Dancing Ledge/Keeley Hawes), BAFTA nominated American Murder [Netflix’s most watched documentary of 2020], ITV crime drama series The Tower (Mammoth Screen; Gemma Whelan), as well as Netflix hit 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible (exec: Jimmy Chinn), Predators for Sky/Netflix, and acclaimed Interactive film-game Immortality.

SC23002 GREEN SPACE DARK SKIES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by NAINITA DESAI
Release date (digital): July 5, 2023

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