A longtime dream has been to capture the YAWNING MAN performing in the very environment that so inspired their music. The opportunity arose in 2020 from the challenges artists and musicians faced during the Covid 19 Pandemic, social distancing forcing artists to creatively adapt to alternatives to express themselves musically and visually.
Yawning Man ‘s answer to this calling is “Live at Giant Rock”. This cinematic concert experience is intimately and beautifully captured by videographer Sam Grant in the environment that inspires Yawning Man’s spacious, expansive and cinematic music.
Filmed live in the early morning hours of May 18th, 2020 in the visually stunning and mysterious landscape of Giant Rock. In the spirit of Pink Floyd’s “Live at Pompeii” the performance is shot on location with no audience, just the band performing their instrumental meditations in the rugged beauty of the Mojave Desert.
Giant Rock in Landers California has attracted Native American Nomads, Scientists, UFO Researchers, and travelers from all over the world, drawn by its magnetic spiritual energy. The bands outdoor performances are legendary.... this film is the first artfully composed representation of that experience. Yawning Man’s music has found a most fitting venue.
"Live at Giant Rock" DVD
A dream of the band for over 20 years. Finally this live cinematic concert experience has been realized. Bringing together the visuals of the unique, majestic and awe inspiring Giant Rock area of the Southern California Mojave desert with the music that these desert landscapes inspired.
In the spirit of Pink Floyd’s “Live at Pompeii” the performance is shot on location at Giant Rock with no audience. The concept is to pair the bands beautiful music with the dramatic natural landscapes.
The bands outdoor desert performances are legendary and this film is the first artfully composed representation of that experience.
Yawning Man will release this on DVD, Digitally as well as a vinyl LP and compact disk of the soundtrack to be released this fall on Heavy Psych Sounds Records