Official Prize Winner of Montreal's Festival
International Du Film Sur
L'Art for "Best Film Essay."
"Entertaining and thought-provoking."
"Who would have thought of this theme, which flows in a natural way across such diversity? A deep, profound pre-cognitive stream that goes unrecognized. These aren't eccentrics but people acting on something that most can't."
- Gary Lynch, Neuroscientist and Author of "Big Brain: The Origins and
Future of Human Intelligence"
"Have you ever heard Earth’s magnetic eld as melody or listened to a plant as part of a musical ensemble? What would an urban riot sound like if transcribed for string quartet? Can a piece of music be de ned by geographic rather than chronologic length? Through its examination of the role of environment in the creation of music, and the deeper exploration of the environments created by these sounds, the lm achieves its goal of nding meaning in music beyond mere aesthetic pleasure."
"A perfect amalgamation of the ways in which an individual's relationship with music can have a profound effect on the trajectory of their lives and their place in the world."
"An amazing debut film, densely compassionate and moving…
amid eye-opening, thoughtful philosophical meditations
over how vibrations moving through the air could so profoundly
affect bodies, brains and culture."
"As film, as an expression of a maturing idea
about how music engages us...an original thesis
about art and life, director Steve Elkins'
work is inimitable."
-Dean C. Rown
"Elkins shows with a subtle, essayistic style...
how avoidance of 'consensus music' allows
for deeper forms of affinity...these artists
plumb a sensus communis not deranged by
narcissism, nationalism, or profit motive...
[which] returns music to its origins as a mode
of understanding the natural and cosmic."
"Coming soon to an intelligent theater near you."
The New Yorker
"This film will go straight into
the canon of important works concerning
art and its relationship to human
existence." "Mind-bending investigations
-Post Planetary into the outer reaches of
-Matthew Duerston, Stompbeast
"Groundbreaking. A must see."