San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Location: Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Moderated Discussion with François K
Screening to follow
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About the film:
What does it mean to live a life for, and through, music? That’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves, and our many guest lecturers, since the first Academy in Berlin in 1998. Last year at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York City, we enlisted award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg and his artist collective Mindpirates to make a film about the electric impulses, inspirations and challenges that comprise a life in music. The result is something quite extraordinary.
'What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music' features Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Rakim, Skream, Q-Tip, Bernie Worrell, Egyptian Lover, Ken Scott, Thundercat, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy, Debbie Harry, Stephen O’ Malley and many others. All have been involved in the Red Bull Music Academy as guest lecturers, studio mentors or performing artists. As well as presenting these artists' unique voices, the film takes us inside all sorts of studios and performance spaces, all the while paying homage to NYC with arresting images shot with handheld cameras.
When & Where
Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals where a group of producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks from around the world come together for two weeks worth of recording sessions, lectures by musical luminaries and performances. If you can imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Kraftwerk’s home studio, you’re halfway there. In 2014, we’ll be setting up shop in Tokyo.