"Blood Memory" premieres at Big Sky 2019
The film explores how battles over blood quantum and “best interests” resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era, and the ways in which a survivor of this stolen generation returns to heal her Sicangu Lakota community. William Stankay created the music for the documentary using his "Earthtones" process, utilizing natural sound and sonic landscapes from the Badlands, Black Hills, Rosebud Reservation and surrounding areas to create the musical tapestry for the film's original score.
Filming sessions completed for Earthtones film
William recently completed filming sessions for his upcoming documentary about the creation of his Earthtones project. The design and development phase of both the music and the visuals have been ongoing for the past 8 years, documenting the various locations throughout the world where he has recorded sounds to use in his original music. The project is slated for release in 2020. You can learn more about Earthtones here.
VICE's "Designing A Plastic-Free World"
William Stankay collaborated with Vice for their "Designing A Plastic-Free World" campaign for adidas. The spot features a custom score created by Stankay using 90% Earth-sound and natural instrumentation, including sounds from the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. You can view the spot here.
Adidas and nonprofit Parley for the Oceans have come together to transform discarded plastic into a premium material that can be used to manufacture shoes and clothing. By actively working with this new material and decreasing plastic waste, adidas and Parley are hoping to change industry standards and supply chains to fight marine pollution.
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