Camino Song

This is a song we composed for our film of a walk on  the high level and dangerous Camino del Rey in El Chorro, Spain.

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The walkway is one meter in width, and rises over 100 meters (350 feet) above the river below. It is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part of or the entire concrete top has collapsed away. The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures. Very few of the original handrails exist but a Via ferrata  safety-wire runs the length of the path. Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years and after two fatal accidents the local government closed both entrances.

We did this walk at a time when it was not allowed, and we had to hasten through a live railway tunnel to get to an accessible start of the way, fearing that Spanish police may find us and there would be trouble.  (Currently the way is being developed as a major tourist attraction, and it will not be possible to see it in this condition again)

A few people have asked us about the music which occurs about 8 minutes into the film, which we composed and performed ourselves, but foolishly as soon as the film was made I let go of the original soundtrack, and what was on the film became woven inextricably with our voice-over.  So now, we have added new vocal parts and extended it slightly and used footage from the Camino for this new film. There is a link to the full film at the bottom of the page.

Camino del Rey Video from foxxvixx on Youtube

Camino del Rey Video from foxxvixx on Youtube

The Camino del Rey High Level Walkway

One thought on “Camino Song

  1. How you can walk something like this all the while filming, composing music and still with a smile on your face is incredible. What a nail biting adventure the two of you had. Have a very Merry Christmas Anne.

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