Filmed in an empty Royal Albert Hall, on its 150th anniversary during the winter lockdown of 2021 | Silent Spaces - Episode 3 of 6.
A duet of strings ring through vacant corridors, voices echo through empty aisles and a lone dancer appears through the shadows of the great hall. Each artist leads the viewer along a rare journey through the venue’s hidden corners, dressing rooms, rooftops and up, towards the majestic stage.
Soumik composes, song -writes and performs on sarod while singing lead vocals and rendering a powerful spoken word poem calling attention to the plight of creatives during the pandemic and our collective need for shared cultural spaces.
SILENT SPACES is an original series of 6 episodes directed by Souvid Datta and produced by Soumik Datta Arts, breaking the silence of iconic venues, closed nightclubs and empty museums that were out of action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read more about the full Silent Spaces project and watch the films click here.
Vocals & String Arrangement
Music & Lyrics
2nd Camera & Lighting
Mix & Mastering
Melanie Cura Daball
Meera Priyanka Raja
The British Museum | Royal Albert Hall | Sage Gateshead | Depot Mayfield | Hawkwood College | WePresent | WeTransfer | Genesis Cinema | The Lexington | BBC Radio 3 | Network Rail | The Space Arts | Arts Council England | Bagri Foundation | SD Films | Dishoom | Timberland
With equipment provided by PixiPixel & Yellow Cactus
Presented by SDA