Celebrate Earth Day With These Outstanding Films And Soundtracks

Earth Day can be a time of reflection, education or re-commitment to the world we live in.  Lakeshore Records is proud to have partnered with filmmakers and composers on climate change and environmental projects such as through last year’s Before The Flood release in which we, along with composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, helped raise $10k for terrapass, a charity that works to offset carbon emissions.  

This year, we are pleased to present National Geographic’s A Symphony For Our World, which premieres tonight.  This, and other Earth Day films below feature music by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and composers.  

A SYMPHONY FOR OUR WORLD – [Watch 8/7c on NatGeo Wild][Download/Stream Soundtrack]
Music by Austin Fray & Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music Featuring X Ambassadors.

Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme, created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With a live orchestra and choir, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky.

This inspiring 90-minute live orchestral performance will be presented in concert venues around the world starting in spring 2018, with an inaugural performance in San Francisco at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

SPECIAL TV PREMIERE: An hour-long special of Symphony for Our World airs commercial-free this EARTH DAY, Sunday, Apr. 22 at 7/6c on Nat Geo WILD.


BEFORE THE FLOOD – [Watch on Netflix][Download/Listen To Soundtrack]
Directed by Fisher Stevens. Score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai.

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.  Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai received a Best Score nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards (2016).


THE 11TH HOUR – [Watch Film][Download/Stream Score
Directed by Leila Conners and Nadia Conners. 
Original Music by Jean-Pascal Beintus. Conducted by Kent Nagano. Original music composed and performed by Eric Avery.

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s ecosystems.


Featuring music by Arve Henriksen, Dirty Three, Deaf Center, Triola, Cocteau Twins, Ulf Lohmann, Sigur Ros, Lamb, Mogwai and Lukas Haas. 



SHERPA – [Watch Film][Download/Stream Soundtrack]
Directed by Jennifer Peedom. Score by Antony Partos.

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 6400 m (21,000 ft) as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults – even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred? Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6.45am on 18th April, 2014, a 14,000 ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. SHERPA tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.


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