The other ocean

Esmeralda created ‘The other ocean’, a unique silent film with live musical accompaniment that fuses moving images of people and places, creating a haunting musical and visual journey through time and life.

Esmeralda created the piece as part of the Making Music ‘Adopt a Composer’ scheme where she was paired up with The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra.The piece is created from conversations with the orchestra based on their memories of their own childhood. The silent film was created especially by Esmeralda in collaboration with the Screen Archive South East using their archive personal films from throughout the 20th century.


Esmeralda Conde Ruiz


The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra


Lindsay Stoner


Megan Wyler

World premiere

Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts in Brighton as part of the Cinecity Film Festival, November 2018


BBC Radio 3



Photos: Mischa Haller