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Two films about Listening

Presented by Pavel Klusák
Thu 18.11. - 20:30

Dva dokumenty, které spojuje téma naslouchání zvuku světa a jeho role v tvorbě, uvádí Pavel Klusák.

Soundwalkers a film by Raquel Castro.

A couple of questions Raquel Castro asks in Soundwalkers. It's great to see this movie now I just started this website, as Soundwalkers gives a very nice overview of the subjects I write about on Everyday Listening. It's a nice beginner's guide to listening more consciously.

"There are some fundamental principles regarding the construction of an acoustically healthy society, one where we can exist within the sounds of life. Respect towards voice and words, sonic awareness, the awakening of the sense of hearing. To preserve the sounds that tend to fade out, while remaining open to the sounds that spring out of each technological stride. To build an aural idiom that interprets its own symbolism. To accept the silence, enforcing it in the due moments. And, above all else, to listen." From Raquel Castro's film Soundwalkers

Amplified Gesture

When David Sylvian finished work on his new album Manafon he felt a desire to document the individual philosophies of the exceptional cast of musicians he'd assembled, to ask what had driven them throughout a lifetime of experimentation and inquiry. The list of players included Christian Fennesz, Toshimaru Nakamura, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury and Otomo Yoshihide, among others.

The film bears witness as the artists discuss their work, influences, the evolution of ideas and their personal philosophies. In essence, how they came to find themselves on the particular paths they've taken. The original intention was primarily to give context to Manafon, but grew in scale to become an intimate portrait of musicians pursuing a line of inquiry in their life and work to create innovative, free spirited, music of uncompromising integrity.

This is the first time that three pivotal members of the influential group AMM, early pioneers of free improv in London in the 1960's, have been brought together to be interviewed.

Entry Fee: 50 Kč – Reduced: 30 Kč


David Sylvian
Amplifyed Gesture
Raquel Castro
Keith Rowe