Tom Skipp's new piece, a video triptych, was filmed inside the biggest stormwater reservoir in Europe just before it was opened, filled with water and closed to the public forever.
The song is called "O Virgo Splendens" taken from the earliest known manuscript of Catalonian music. The choir dressed as workers sings "Weep oh mine eyes", by John Bennet. More: http://www.estrellasonora.com
Videotriptych (three screens). Colour. HD video
Filmed at the underground Storm Water Deposit at Arroyofresno, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2009.
Project awarded by Matadero Madrid, Ayudas a la creación
Production: My Oscillating Identity and Tom Skipp.
Soprano: Laura Fernández Alcalde
Countertenor: Angel Chirinos
Tenor: Javier Jacome
Choir: La Trova
Direction, photography, editing: Tom Skipp
Sound: Marcel Garbi
Music: "Weep, O Mine Eyes", John Bennet,
"O Virgo Splendens", Llibre Vermell
Stills photography: Gonzalo de la Serna