An Edinburgh International Festival event
Trust for Scotland gave special permission for
filming on the island.
Drop in to the National Library and immerse yourself in a new collaborative work depicting visions of the uninhabited Hebridean island of Staffa.
Created by BAFTA and Grierson-award-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox and acclaimed composer Ned Bigham, 'Staffa' pays homage to composer Felix Mendelssohn's famous 1829 visit to the island's Fingal's Cave.
The piece explores the unique hexagonal, basalt column formations of the interior of the cave and its surroundings in three simultaneously contrasting weather conditions — sunny, rainy and stormy.
Commissioned by Creative Scotland, the 12-minute work is presented as an installation, with three large screens and music recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
It will play on a loop in our Boardroom throughout the day.
Every 12 minutes between 10.00 and 18.00.
Free. No need to book.
Watch the short trailer for 'Staffa' on Vimeo:
Details of this event are also on the Edinburgh International Festival website.
There is a live performance of 'Staffa' at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on 27 August, with music performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.