Archive of films We Don't Care About Music Anyway... / We Don't Care About Music Anyway...
2009, 80 min
Section: 2012: A Musical Odyssey
A documentary about leading names associated with Tokyo’s radical electronics and noise scene, including the great godfather of Japanese rebel music, Otomo Yoshihide. The audience can prepare for a total acoustic blow-out, while the poetic documentary itself adopts a highly accessible approach to examine the origins of some of the few stylistic principles which still have subversive potential today. A film which progressively reveals the seemingly insane as something quite lucid.
The amplified sound of a controlled heartbeat, the screech of an electric cello played with ferocity, turntablism at its most extreme: these are the sounds of Tokyo’s world renowned avant-garde music scene. The film foregrounds six of Japan’s most innovative musicians who blur the lines between music and noise, thus forcing us to reconsider the art of sound. Their music is played out against the backdrop of a diverse, frenetically choreographed cityscape, from desolate junkyards and monolithic warehouse spaces, to overpopulated intersections. The audience can expect a total acoustic blow-out, while the poetic documentary itself adopts a highly accessible approach to examine the origins of some of the few stylistic principles which still have subversive potential today. A film which progressively reveals the seemingly insane as something quite lucid.
About the director
Cédric Dupire (b. 1979) examines the link between music and the environment in his three feature-length documentaries. His work assumes various forms, from ethnographic film to experimental documentary. No More Free Memory… sees him experimenting on Super 8.
Gaspard Kuentz (b. 1981) settled in Tokyo in 2003 and studied film at Eiga Bigakko Film School. His short feature Chinpira Is Beautiful (2005) was made for the Japanese series Yakuza 23 Ku.
About the film
|Section:||2012: A Musical Odyssey|
|Director:||Cédric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz|
|Dir. of Photography:||Cédric Dupire|
|Music:||irihito, L?K?O, Otomo Yoshihide, Numb & Saidrum, Sakamoto Hiromichi, Umi no Yeah!!!, Yamakawa Fuyuki, Goth-Trad, Hiko|
|Cast:||Sakamoto Hiromichi, Otomo Yoshihide, Yamakawa Fuyuki, L?K?O, Numb, Saidrum, Takehisa Ken, Shimazaki Tomoko|