We Don't Care About Music Anyway
CÚdric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz:
We Don't Care About Music Anyway (France, 2009)
80 min. - Japanese - English subtitles
What kind of sound does a sparky electric cello make? What does a human heart sound like? How far can you stretch a turntable? We Don’t Care About the Music Anyway presents eight Japanese noise artists whose music echoes the metropolitan ambient. This lyrical and beautifully filmed document is an impressive experience that has enchanted festival audiences around the world. CÚdric Dupire manages to intertwine the ultra modern Tokyo landscape to the collage-like music in a unique manner. We Don’t Care About the Music Anyway is a combination of concert film, documentary and modern video art. The experimental music performances are incomparable. The array of instruments varies from a turntable to cello, from a grinding wheel to human heart. What is at the core is sound.
We Don’t Care About the Music Anyway, by the French filmmaker CÚdric Dupire, is like a soundtrack to overdevelopment. Tokyo is one of the most heavily constructed cities in the world, where the order of urban industrial environment has overthrown natural chaos. Inside the bulks of machinery, glass and concrete live masses of people who see education as the new religion. The rhythm of life is created by circulation of money and the constant tapping of the machinery. These elements create new sounds and music. Just like our ancestors in Africa became inspired by the clacks and bangs of trees and stones, the shamans of the new world are fascinated by the constant murmur of the concrete jungle. We Don’t Care About the Music Anyway is a tribute to the primitive beats within the modern world.
Sat 20th Nov at 7:00pm at Tapio 4