Surrounded by green farmland and forests, 19th Century education centre, Hawkwood College makes a home for Silent Spaces - Episode 4 of 6.
The film tells a tale of three young siblings, local to Gloucestershire, discovering musical beings in the forests of Hawkwood. Offering a message of a greener, fairer, more mindful future, renowned cellist Matthew Barley and British Asian star-singer Ashnaa Sasikaran joins composer, lyricist and sarod player Soumik Datta to perform ‘Fields of Hope’.
The track builds on nature’s sounds and harmonies to critique consumerism and overconsumption, while paying tribute to the venue’s conservational ecosystem. Souvid Datta’s film spans across Hawkwood’s orchards, greenhouses and natural waste management systems - reminding us that venues are not just their respective buildings but exist within wider eco-scapes.
Ultimately, through music, the children rediscover their role within nature, gaining an urgent awareness of humanity’s climate impact.
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.
Music & Lyrics
2nd Camera & Lighting
Mix & Mastering
Melanie Cura Daball
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