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Pacific 3-2-1-Zero Television (Full Length) – 1993 Documentary Music

Pacific 3-2-1-Zero

Television (Full Length) – 1993 Documentary Music

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Pacific 3-2-1-Zero is a record of a performance of the eponymous work by renowned percussion group From Scratch. The work was devised in 1981 as a protest against nuclear testing and waste dumping in the Pacific. Ring-leader Phil Dadson, his players and their instruments — from whirling PVC pipes to biscuit tin lids — are arranged in the shape of the peace symbol. From Scratch's rhythms are cut with footage and facts of testing by director Gregor Nicholas to make for a resonant statement. The film won the Grand Prix at Midem’s Visual Music Awards 1994.

Key Cast & Crew

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Trevor Haysom

Producer

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Phil Dadson

Composer, Performer

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James McCarthy

Performer

The musical structure reflects the idea of isolated islands of humanity connected by common waters whose currents innocently carry nuclear contamination.
– Ring-leader Phil Dadson on the work