Film directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot (jgperiot.net)
Music composed and performed by Lucy Renwick (lowlandrobin.com)
Audio production, mixing and mastering by Ross Winter (soundcloud.com/rosski)
I'm Lucy Renwick and I make music under the name Lowland Robin. I composed an alternative soundtrack for Jean-Gabriel Périot's 2007 film as part of Sanctuary Lab 2017 (sanctuarylab.org).
The Genbaku Dome built in 1914 for arts and educational exhibitions was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. In 2007, French sculptor, painter and film director Jean-Gabriel Périot assembled a cinematic collage from hundreds of multi-format, colour and black and white photographs of different years’ of “Genbaku Dome”.
I sing 2 phrases throughout the piece:
"Sekai Jinrui ga Heiwa de arimasu yo ni"
This is the Japanese wording for the affirmation "May peace prevail on Earth", the prayer of the World Peace Prayer Society
Sadako was a young girl who survived the bomb in Hiroshima but died ten years later from Leukaemia, aged 12.
Jean-Gabriel Périot for allowing me to use his film publicly with a different score
Ross Winter for all the time and production skills
Jo Hodges for inviting me to go for it in the first place (johodges.co.uk)
and Kyle Stewart for magicking the film and music together (kylestewartaudio.com)