ON AIR: September 19, 2015 – arte – 11:10PM

Directed by Beryl Koltz

They hunt urban and natural landscapes searching for sounds. The world itself is their musical instrument. By using everyday objects and recording the familiar sounds that surround us, they transform our everyday environment into an original musical creation. The name they chose for themselves: soundhunters.

Pierre Schaeffer, the father of musique concrète, whose greatest legacy is electronic music, invited us to consider music in terms of sounds rather than notes. This vision opened the way to exploring our natural or urban surroundings, recording all languages and manipulating everyday objects : a leaf in the wind, an effervescent aspirin, a Finnish phoneme or coffee being poured into a cup. Today, every sound can be recorded, hijacked, manipulated and reinvented into an original musical creation.

SOUNDHUNTERS – a musical expedition – traces the adventure of KIZ, two new coming musicians, into the world of Soundhunters. From Paris to Malmö, from London to Baltimore, the film follows their encounters with exceptional musicians from very different backgrounds and genres. Integrating the sounds from their journey into exciting musical scenes, KIZ playfully show us how the world can be turned into a limitless music instrument.

Thanks to an original staging, SOUNDHUNTERS offers spectators an encounter with multiple renowned artists from various generations and musical backgrounds, such as Matthew Herbert, Matmos, Chassol, Jean-Michel Jarre, Blixa Bargeld or Cosmo Sheldrake.



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