Sounds and Silence

Genre: Documentary
88 min

But since I've seen Manfred working,

I have complete confidence in him.

And wherever he may be,

he is totally committed.

This is the quintessence of a passion.

He is committed to the moment

and to the artists.

And that is unique.

Below, some of the hammers coming up

brush against the next one,

which means those do not strike correctly,

and only two of the three strings strike...

This "F" here is very bad,

it couldn't be tuned correctly at all...

Are you sure...

it sounds so much better now?

Well, let's say it is nearly as good

as it was when it was new,

because this is still,

basically, a good instrument.

And if you now straighten everything,

won't it all shift in the grooves?

- Yes.

- So will you adjust it all?

We'll reshape it...

Well, let's try it like this!

You must sing that, just sing it.

Not like in a concert hall

or on the stage, simply sing...

I always begin by working

with small motifs and ideas.

And it is a continuous toing and froing...

between the so-called western

and oriental instruments.

I always have a craving for both.

I'm working on a short history of opera.

It is a compilation of various pieces,

material which will then be worked on,

also subsequently, structurally...

and if, finally, you do not like it,

he pays for it...

When I was young, there were bicycles...

and only one or two cars.

Sometimes we heard music on the radio.

And there were gramophones...

whose needle had to be changed

after two or three playings.

So whenever the banda came to

the village, it was a great day.

To be able to hear music, there

had to be somebody there to play it.

Nowadays, this seems absurd,

music is everywhere today.

Formerly there was a certain magic

about music,

because there were moments with no music.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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