Postgraduate composer Ben Gaunt's latest project,  'Absence of the Smoky God'

This a collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Matt Stokes, co-commissioned by Sensoria Festival and funded by Arts Council England and BFI.

Filmed in Sheffield, Absence of the Smoky God depicts a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by two radically different societies that coexist both underground and overground. Drawing form classic sci-fi film and literature, and Barry Hines' 1984 BBC TV production Threads, director Stokes imagines how the social and environmental impact of a cold-war nuclear attack leads to the transformation of language within these new communities, relayed via an original vocal composition by Sheffield-based composer, Gaunt, performed and recorded by ten local singers.

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