Come on a journey to the Orkney islands in the far north of Scotland through sound, stories and rare archive footage.
Weaving together footage from 1930s onwards found in the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive, the FEC/SfS collective of emerging international curators, sound designers and composers test the boundaries of sound and image.
For one week only, watch this immersive voyage, inspired by experiencing the landscape, traditions and rhythms of island life, features the likes of Kirkwall’s famous Ba’ game and the Old Man of Hoy. The programme is a quartet of films: Transportation / History / Food / Activity.
Originally commissioned to be performed live at Filmhouse Cinema in March 2020 as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 2020 Retrospective exploring innovation in film scores, the students’ creative collaboration of curating and re-purposing archive footage and creating beautiful experimental soundtracks for the films can now be watched exclusively online for one week only.
Register on Eventbrite for the link and for details of a short discussion event on zoom with the students and partners involved on Monday 3 August at 6pm.
A warm welcome awaits you at the edge of the (sound) world…
Curated & created by University of Edinburgh postgraduate students in:
The students wish to thank:
- University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh International Film Festival
- Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
- National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive
- Highlands and Islands Enterprise
- West Side Cinema
- Orkney Library and Archive
- The community of Orkney
- David Boyd
- Mark Jenkins
- Susan Kemp
- Rebecca Marr
- Tom Muir
- Martin Parker
- Jane Sillars
- Shona Thomson
If you’d like to know more about Sound From the Edge of the World or the students involved, please email the FEC Applied Learning Mentor – Shona Thomson, firstname.lastname@example.org.