In mid-2020, Steven Alyian from Selfless Orchestra was asked to create a visual artwork that highlighted environmental initiatives around his community of Perth, Australia. Using the lead single from the Selfless Orchestra album as a soundtrack, he took the band to many vast corners of their state, connecting with community groups, activists and environmental scientists to create a video that weaves together the different musical styles of the group with locations including remote Beaches, dense natural Forests, the rich Wheatbelt and the biodiverse Wetlands – all areas where environmental destruction was stopped and balance was restored – bringing attention to the efforts of other selfless humans who stood up to defend the rich natural habitat that was close to their hearts. For each location, Steven, the orchestra and cinematographer Ben Berkhout met the vigilant members of these communities and bought the Orchestra’s song with them, taking each member and dwarfing them against the incredible scope of these landscapes, yet empowering their performance, encapsulated with these breathtaking vistas.
The result is “Time is a Flower”, which you can watch at this location:
Selfless Orchestra’s debut album “Great Barrier” was released on October 23rd via Stock Records.
Selfless Orchestra weave their song across vast environments of Western Australia that have been protected, preserved and restored after environmental harm and human impact.
Significant clearing of much of the Wheatbelt’s native bushland caused many serious environmental issues. Through the spirit of celebration and the physical planting of trees, Activate’s tree planting festivals have begun to restore the balance.
In Memory and Dedication to Bob Huxley, whose hands, work and vision were integral in the creation of the locations filmed.