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Above & Beyond Releases First-Ever Film Score – Billboard


Tuesday (March 22) is World Water Day, celebrated every year since 1993 to raise awareness of the 2 billion people on Earth who live without access to clean water.

Dance icons Above & Beyond are doing their part to help solve the world’s pressing environmental issues by contributing their music to a new documentary about the causes and effects of climate change. This IMAX movie, The last glaciersout in select theaters today.

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Composed of strings, piano, and electronic instruments, the trance trio’s score is grand and contemplative, with darker moments that parallel the dire situation all living beings face in relation to our changing climate. (The Washington Post reported that temperatures in Antarctica earlier this week were 70 degrees above normal.) The last glaciers The soundtrack was produced in collaboration with longtime Above & Beyond friend Darren Tate. Listen to the 11-part score below.

The last glaciers was directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Craig Leeson (An ocean of plastic) and environmental documentary filmmaker Malcolm Wood. Filmed over four years, the documentary describes a journey to explore the causes and effects of climate change in Antarctica, the Himalayas, the Alps, the Andes and more.

“For the musical direction, we felt it was important that the score reflect the beauty of our changing planet that Craig had elegantly captured,” Jono Grant of Above & Beyond said in a press release. “Stylistically, we wanted to combine our largely electronic musical background with a live orchestra to create a hybrid score. It was important to us that the score reflect both the challenges facing the world today and those Craig faces as an individual and a filmmaker during filming. In addition to conveying a sense of urgency, we wanted the score to strike an upbeat tone and encourage a positive call to action from the viewer.

The soundtrack is the latest in a long list of progressive projects Above & Beyond has been involved in, including a series of yoga events and Stream Statusa meditation music album.