From the sound track of SEYCHELLES FROM THE AIR
Viewers of the film like the melody we put behind the sunset shots at Anse Intendance/Mahe.
It compliments the shots well and creates a certain ‘finality’ to this part of the film – before it moves on to Praslin and La Digue.
Sounds on a film are not only something to fill a void, or to add a noise, as one might get the impression when watching so-called ‘modern’ commercial audio/video productions where a 20-second looped tinkle repeats itself to eternity. Sounds represent – as we see it – 50 percent of the impact any film will have on the audience.
In blockbuster movies this is a necessity – everyone knows. But we feel that also in documentaries, the sound track has to capture the audience the same way as the images. By sound track we mean: natural sounds and m u s i c.
All the music on SEYCHELLES FROM THE AIR comes from our own productions. And the melody in question is part of a piece I composed and recorded in our studio some time ago. It is called GREEK 3 (The Hades). It comes from a time when I had fallen in love with the sound of the Greek Bouzouki. I proudly own one and I used it on this piece quite a bit.
The rhythm of ‘Greek 3′ is based on the Seychelles’ moutya, like so many of my compositions. I believe, this is one of the world’s most engaging beats. One can clearly imagine plantation workers under a full moon on a windy beach drumming and dancing around a fire made from coconut palm branches…
Well… here it is. Enjoy!