A SYMPHONY OF NOISE

Entering the sound worlds of celebrated British electronic musician, artist and sound activist Matthew Herbert the documentary opens the audience’s ears to the sound of the world. A film about listening. 

 

 

SYMPHONY OF NOISE takes the viewer on a journey with Matthew Herbert, the revolutionary British musician and composer. Into the mind of the artist known for his political pieces, combining music derived from real life sounds with politically sensitive issues. Over the course of the film, Herbert will work on his projects exploring the many aspects of the world of sounds, music making and listening. Herbert’s premise is that music has undergone a revolution. Instead of making music with instruments, we can now make music out of anything that makes a sound. This changes the basic structures and assumptions of music as we move from a form of impression to a form of documentary. He confronts his fans during his performances in concert arenas and night clubs with the fact that his pieces are based on banal to bizarre real sounds, recorded in Bucharest car factories or building sites in Shanghai, in hospitals, prisons, monasteries or refugee boats. Herbert always brings up politically explosive themes. He likes to go where it hurts. With full intimate access to the life and work of one of today’s most fascinating conceptual artists, the film captures creativity at its core and it will challenge the audience in their perception. After watching A SYMPHONY OF NOISE we will listen to music, but also to the world, in a way we have never done before.

 

CREW

Director: Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Author: Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Director of Photography: Thilo Schmidt
Editing: Andrew Bird
Original Music: Matthew Herbert
Sound: Pascal Capitolin
Sound Design: Pascal Capitolin
Line Producer: Maria Shilik
Producer: Stefan Kloos
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien Berlin, Kloos & Co. Nord Hamburg
Gefördert von: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, In Unterstützung mit Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union
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Documentary, Germany 2020 (90 min.) 


Director: Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien Berlin, Kloos & Co. Nord Hamburg
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With the support of Creative Europe Programme –
MEDIA of the European Union