Promonews - 2nd Aug 2021

The third episode of the Silent Spaces music series, in which composer/performer Soumik Datta held  performances in some of the UK's leading venues when they were unable to open, takes us to a deserted Royal Albert Hall, on its 150th anniversary during the winter lockdown of 2021.

Souvid Datta directs the performers thoughout iconic building, with a duet of strings ringing through vacant corridors, voices echoing through empty aisles - and a lone dancer appearing 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 Albert Hall 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.


DirectorSouvid Datta
ProducerMelanie Cura Daball
Production CompanySdfilms
Executive ProducerSoumik Datta Arts
2nd Unit DoPJerzy Gudjonsson
ChoreographerMonique Jonas
ChoreographerMithun Gill
GafferJerzy Gudjonsson
EditorSouvid Datta
ColouristSouvid Datta
CommissionerArts Council England
Other creditsVocals & String Arrangement - Rosabella Gregory Cello - Meera Priyanka Raja, Midori Jaeger Dancer - Mithun Gill Documentary DOP - Natalja Safranova Mix & Mastering - Camilo Tirado Project Manager - Minal Mehta Senior Producer - Oliver Carruthers Co-produced by - 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 Equipment - PixiPixel & Yellow Cactus

Promonews - 2nd Aug 2021

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