Projects

The Great Human Odyssey

The Great Human Odyssey is a cutting edge three-part series that explores how new discoveries are redrawing our knowledge of human origins. Dr. Niobe Thompson travels the world following the miraculous story of Human origin, and our perseverance to survive.

Over three days, over 70 classical musicians and a large team of sound  engineers recorded a remarkable score, capped with a sold-out public performance. See how a film score is made.


Filmmaker and Anthropologist Niobe Thompson teamed up with Composer Darren Fung to create a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Thompson and Fung brought the Edmonton Symphony and ProCoro Canada to one of North America's premiere acoustic spaces: Edmonton's Winspear Centre. Over three days, over 70 classical musicians and a large team of sound recording engineers recorded a remarkable score, capped with a sold-out public performance. See what happened!

The three-part series THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY premiered in Canada on CBC-TV in February 2015, and will broadcast on PBS NOVA in the USA and around the world on major broadcasters later this year.