To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow’s evocative film Sounds from Beneath will be available online for 72 hours.
For this piece, Karikis asked the Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir in Kent, UK to vocalise the industrial sounds of a former coalmine based on their memories. The result is a moving ode to an extinct landscape; the industrial chimes and low rumbling hummings attaining a meditative quality as the performance progresses. The miners tell a wordless story of the strength, loss and resolve of a community built through work and song.
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