dvd – The Seasons (poetry/music)
Lakeland Seasons nature and the English Lakes set to the music of John Pearson, either without narration or with the poetry of James Thomson, nature poet (1700-1748)
This production by Mikes-Eye uses the music of Mikes brother, John Pearson, as the soundscape for the backing to the photography. Flowing through the seasons in a relaxing and stressless progression, the revolving year unfolds, revealing sweeping landscapes inter-mixed with close up details from nature and lakeland. The additional version includes the blank verse poetry of James Thomson (1700 – 1748) read by Mike and offers an extra dimension for the senses to digest. His excellent descriptive-reflective-didactic poem, extracts of which are used as the inspiration for the production, is ideally suitable for the wide ranging stunning scenery and weather conditions encountered. A summary of featured locations is enclosed within this case. Running time approximately 58 mins for each version.