SOUNDS AND SILENCE
Directors: Peter Guyer & Norbert Wiedmer
Documentary | CH | 2009
88 min | Dolby SR
43rd Hof International Film Festival
A musical road movie about the passion of musical obsession. On the road through the world of tones, sounds, and noise – with Manfred Eicher, the prominent discoverer and agent of contemporary music and founder of the music label ECM. On this trip, we encounter musicians and composers, but also people and places who have a relationship with him and among themselves. We discover stories, landscapes, cities. Altercations, embraces, tranquility, hectic, work, self-doubt, pleasure, passion. Seeking traces in concerts, recording studios, back rooms and along the way with the musicians Arvo Pärt, Eleni Karaindrou, Dino Saluzzi, Anouar Brahem, Gianluigi Trovesi, Marilyn Mazur, Nik Bärtsch, Kim Kashkashian, Jan Garbarek, and many more. An attempt to capture the magic of music.