Above The Troubled Water

Above The Troubled Water

Documentary Short

Released in 2021 and premiering at BFI Flare, Above The Troubled Water is a short (38 minute) documentary about three Nigerian men who find themselves separated, scattered across the globe, after escaping homophobic violence.

Co-composed with Jim Cornick under Euclidean Music, the score is built on complex layers of moving pads, led by an electric piano motif of jazz-inspired chords that flicker between hopeful and desolate, and subtle haunting vocals from Hollie Buhagiar. Some sections of the score include feedback loops of guitar and modular synth, with afrobeat rhythms and bass.