Broadcast universally, sound is a common element in our lives, accompanying every type of communication and employed to create ambience of all kinds. It follows us constantly much like the score of a movie. We are continually, consciously or unwittingly, effected by it. Sound waves have an extraordinary impact on human beings, irrespective of their culture and place of origin; it is impossible to remain indifferent to them. Sound tells us about our origins and where we come from; it defines whom we are and it can prophesy change.Sound and music has a multitude of uses; it has never served only for entertainment. Our ancestors recognised its power and they utilised it for a vast range of political, religious and ceremonial purposes. Sound and music has played an immensely important role throughout history, from the Etruscans, who used it in ceremony to communicate with their Gods, to the Middle Ages when percussive instruments were banned for being Satanic, to present-day sonic ambience control and Ultrasonic sound used in surgery.
SOUND discusses specific areas and functions of sound and provides its audience with a vast variety of sonic information, from ancient ethnic chants and shamanic musical formulae to the short-wave code talking of secret agencies. OVERVIEW
SOUND is a dissertation on sound and music presented ‘live’ or ‘voiced-over’ featuring film clips of performances, film-sets, music studios etc, provided by an international team of reporters, including highly skilled professionals from film productions stationed throughout the world.
Most visuals used in SOUND is original footage, most audio material is especially composed for the show; to illustrate specific arguments, stock archival film footage or brief samples of published music and sound ambience might be utilized.
Length: 4' 44''
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