Lava Fields

I found the Icelandic landscape to be particularly inspiring when making the music for To the Lighthouse. In the specific case of this song – the way that the land meets the sea and the rhythm and relationship between the two.

Lava Fields – Instrumental Contemporary Classical Music Video, featuring the beautiful landscapes of Iceland.

Written, performed & produced by Stephen Caulfield. Taken from the album, To the Lighthouse. Available here:

Video directed and edited by Stephen Caulfield. All footage filmed on my phone in the beautiful country of Iceland. I hope you enjoy the Icelandic scenery and nature. 

I found the Icelandic landscape to be particularly inspiring when making the music for To the Lighthouse. In the specific case of this song – the way that the land meets the sea and the rhythm and relationship between the two.

3 Lava Fields

Specific locations featured:

  • 00:00 – Mt. Stapafell, nr Arnarstapi, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 00:12 – Londrangar, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 00:27 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 00:39 – Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 00:50 – Lækjavik Nature Reserve, South East Iceland – September 2017
  • 01:09 – Folaldafoss, Berufjörður, East Fjords, Iceland – September 2017
  • 01:15 – Blue Lagoon, nr Grindavík, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 01:19 – Latrar Air Station, nr Bolungarvik, Westfjords, North West Iceland – September 2017
  • 01:26 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 01:46 – Valahnúkamöl, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 02:01 – Valahnúkamöl, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 02:19 – Kálfshamarsvík, Skagi Peninsula, North Iceland – September 2017
  • 02:26 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 02:33 – Páskahellir (Easter Cave), Neskaupstaður, East Fjords, Iceland – September 2017
  • 02:58 – Selatangar, nr Grindavík, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 03:03 – Latrar Air Station, nr Bolungarvik, Westfjords, North West Iceland – September 2017
  • 03:17 – Saxhóll Crater, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 03:30 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 03:45 – Mt. Þorbjörn, nr Grindavík, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – May 2018
  • 04:03 – Mjóifjörður, East Fjords, Iceland – September 2017
  • 04:09 – Mt. Þorbjörn, nr Grindavík, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – May 2018
  • 04:25 – Latrar Air Station, nr Bolungarvik, Westfjords, North West Iceland – September 2017
  • 04:34 – Reynisfjara Beach, Vik, South Iceland – September 2015
  • 04:47 – Skarðsvík Beach, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 05:01 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 05:11 – Arnarstapi, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 05:28 – Skarðsvík Beach, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 05:42 – Valahnúkamöl, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 05:50 – Arnarstapi, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015
  • 06:03 – Reynisfjara Beach, Vik, South Iceland – September 2015
  • 06:10 – Valahnúkamöl, Reykjanes, South West Iceland – September 2015
  • 06:21 – Djúpalónssandur, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland – September 2015

Primary instrumentation used to create the music:

  • Spitfire Audio Albion V
  • Cinesamples Cinebrass Pro
  • Spitfire Audio Ólafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions (Evo Grid)
  • Field recordings of the sea made in Iceland

The following artists and labels were of particular inspiration when making To the Lighthouse:

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós, Jónsi & Alex Somers, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Björk, Anne Dudley, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Kiasmos, The 1975, Brian Eno, Erased Tapes, Dirty Hit, Bella Union, One Little Indian, Deutsche Grammophon

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