Today, London-based Bengali composer, producer and sarod player Soumik Datta launches Silent Spaces, a brand-new multimedia project shaped in collaboration with his brother, the Award-winning filmmaker Souvid Datta.
Silent Spaces is a 6-part series of videos that “sees the brothers join a diverse team of British Asian, black and ethnic minority musicians and dancers as they venture into iconic venues like British Museum and The Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as Depot Mayfield in Manchester and The Sage in Gateshead […] the resulting six films explore resonant themes in keeping with the choice of venue – confronting issues around mental health, activism, the environment, colonisation and identity”.
The six films will be released in late April, coinciding with an album release, a behind the scenes documentary film, and a radio documentary co-produced with BBC Radio 3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tw5v
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