Mirror Lands DVD - A Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Film

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DVD + Digital Album

“A deeply moving, absorbing and haunting film and sound study” - The Quietus
“The tonalities and timbres of these striking visual images have ample time to seep deep within our soul" - The Wire
"A seductive blend of film and sound"
- Chris Watson, Sound Artist

DVD (Region 2)

With foreword by Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts & Co-director of Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) at University of the Arts, London.


Still but full of movement; quiet but full of sound; nothing is quite as it seems... Mirror Lands is an absorbing and dreamlike portrait of The Black Isle, an ever-changing peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland supporting a delicate balance between nature, industry and rural life.

Contrasting local voices intermingle, rising and falling across lingering shots of land, sea and air, sharing personal memories, feelings and experiences of this curious place. Sounds of the natural and man-made world are woven together with Lyken and Dove's original score creating a unique audio visual experience that explores the complex relationships between people and place.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, The University of Aberdeen, Cryptic & Time Released Sound


2014 Winner, Award for Creativity, IFFEST, Bucharest, Romania


2017 International Symposium of Sound and Music in Documentary Film, The University of Huddersfield, England
2016 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
2015 Sonica, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 Random Film Festival 5th Edition. Gdynia, Poland
2104 UMEA European Film Festival. Gothenburg, Sweden
2014 Voices from the Water International Film Festival, Bangalore, India
2014 The Village Festival of Sustainability. Milan, Italy


2014 Inverness Museum & Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
2014 Premiere, "Cryptic Nights", Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

© Soft Error I 2014

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