As Nature Returns is the second video we’ve shared from British classical composer Gifts From Crows, real name Richard Laurence.
By Graeme Smith
A couple of weeks ago, I ran the rule over his collaboration with artist Helena Whitten By When You Sleep… That piece explored the insular theme of isolation. As Nature Returns has a more outward-looking viewpoint, exploring the effects of climate change and the action and inaction surrounding it.
The video features a montage of images over which Richard plays a melancholic piano melody that slowly builds in complexity and magnitude as it spirals towards an open-ended conclusion – the future might not be bright for us, but nature will eventually reclaim this world. You can check it out below.