Avalanche is a film about one of the world’s highest inhabited village, a Village bound to disappear, the film presents the last days of life of this village before it becomes a ghost village, before its stones and mud houses become part of the mountain again, one of the most unknown mountain ranges in the world and one of its highest, the Pamirs are as mysterious as fascinating, home of some of the most amazing and well kept traditions of Asia.
Pamir: the mountain range known as the roof of the world, is the backdrop of a sort of audiovisual meditation on disappearance, the film and it´s music are a research on the relation between music and landscape, a physical as well as mental experience, transporting the spectator into a state of flotation.
Avalanche (Introduction) presents the inner life of Hichigh, one of the highest inhabited villages in the the Pamirs, a visual introduction to their interior lifestyles, a series of scenes devoted to the different activities of these lives bound to disappear.
Avalanche (overture)" superimposes Casas' footage over the overtones of "Stosspeng," a piece by Phill Niblock, as an introductory overture. the piece prepares the spectator to what is coming next. It is a visual-sonic journey, an extremely intense audiovisual meditation and a sensory experience in which extremes meet: nature in its rawest state and the pure, breathtaking and heady sound of drones.