Snow

I was looking on YouTube for music by Daphne Oram, the pioneering electronic musician who invented the Oramics machine.

What I found was this fabulous film called Snow. Daphne Oram contributed electronic effects to the music by Johnny Hawksworth.

The film is by Geoffrey Jones. Here’s what the BFI has to say about it:

Comprising train and track footage quickly shot just before a heavy winter’s snowfall was melting, the award-winning classic that emerged from the cutting-room compresses British Rail’s dedication to blizzard-battling into a thrilling eight-minute montage cut to music. Tough-as-boots workers struggling to keep the line clear are counterpointed with passengers’ buffet-car comforts.

A brilliant union of a few of my loves — electronic music, experimental filmmaking and public information films.

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