NEWS: Mark Lyken’s ‘The Terrestrial Sea’ comes to the Edinburgh Festival

NEWS: Mark Lyken’s ‘The Terrestrial Sea’ comes to the Edinburgh Festival

Filmmaker and composer Mark Lyken will be bringing his acclaimed audio-visual work The Terrestrial Sea to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a short run from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th August.  Fresh from performances in Rio, London, and Glasgow, the piece is a collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Emma Dove and is a responsive project looking at how sound and light affect both humans and marine mammals.

Shown on the big screen at the Filmhouse Cinema, the soundtrack will be performed live, while the visuals were recorded in the wilds of the Cromarty Firth in northern Scotland. The breathtaking coastal setting is captured in an impressionistic fashion and created in collaboration with marine biologists and, of course, the local flora, fauna and landscape.  Expect plunging electronica reflecting the at times brutal, but always beautiful, environment. It’s set to be an elegiac collision of the man-made and natural, with film to match.

Visit the Filmhouse Cinema website for more information. Watch the trailer for The Terrestrial Sea below.

Sonica: The Terrestrial Sea from Cryptic on Vimeo.

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