3 short excerpts from The Terrestrial Sea
An Emma Dove | Mark Lyken film
“Genuinely breathtaking” - Aesthetica Magazine
“A surrealistic meditation on the way that different environments encroach on each other" - Financial Times
"A stellar, touching release" - Fluid Radio
The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the North Sea in the Highlands of Scotland. It is an important and protected natural habitat of seabirds and marine mammals, yet it is also an essential berth of the Oil and Tourism industries.
This makes it an ideal location for Aberdeen University Ecologists to study how natural and man-made environmental changes influence the behaviour and populations of the Firth’s protected species.
Mark Lyken and Emma Dove worked alongside the Ecologists at the University’s Lighthouse Field Station in Cromarty between 2012 and 2014. THE TERRESTRIAL SEA highlights the diverse and ever-changing land and seascape of the Cromarty Firth through music and film.
A Cryptic commission for Sonica
Supported by Cryptic, IOTA, The University of Aberdeen, Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, CMMAS, Anglo Arts and Important Records.
Official Selections | Installation | Performance
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh Festival. 2016 (Performance)
CMMAS, Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts, Morelia, Mexico. 2016 (Performance)
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Borders. 2016 (Installation)
Sonica at Kings Place, London. 2016 (Performance)
Sonica Festival, Glasgow. 2015 (Performance)
EAFS Environmental Arts Festival, Dumfries and Galloway. 2015 (Installation & Performance)
Voices from the Water International Film Festival. Bangalore, India. 2015 (Screening)
Multiplicidade Audio Visual Festival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Premiere. 2014 (Installation & Performance)
Original Music available on importantrecords.com