Poland / Germany 2014, 79 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles
The revolution got its start in a small, windowless laboratory in the 1960s. Polish Radio Studio in Warsaw was home to the bold experiments that gave birth to electro-acoustic music. Armed with scissors, magnetic tape, and a passion to hear all those rough and rickety sounds rejected by conventional music, legendary sound engineer Eugeniusz Rudnik turned screeches, cracklings, and recordings played backwards into hundreds of original works. It was all part of his effort to uncover a new sound that would “invigorate the universe.” This film is a mesmerizing audio-visual odyssey, in which the soundscape grants new meaning to landscapes, lifescapes, and buildings, but most of all, to the way we navigate the world through our ears. Winner of the Critics Week Award at the Locarno Film Festival.
Previous Festivals: Festival del Film Locarno, DokFest Leipzig, Zurich Film Festival, Bratislava IFF, Festival dei Popoli, Göteborg Film Festival, Ambulante, SXSW