I’ve been listening to this Vangelis album lately and thought I would steal the title for a few photos I wanted to share.

“L’Opera sauvage” was an international documentary series by French filmmaker Frédéric Rossif, exploring the relation between man, music and animals. Few have seen the series since it was broadcast in the late 1970s and early 80s, however, the dreamy, sparse musical arrangements composed by new-age synth pioneer Vangelis have endured on a compilation album of the same name. This is personally my favourite Vangelis release — it’s not geeky or overly synth heavy like some of his later works.

The popular song “L’Enfant” was used to great effect in the film The Year of Living Dangerously by Peter Weir.

Photos by Mark Wilson.