Distinguished musicians Ramkrishna Paul, Uday Dey and Partha Paul perform some of the most popular Indian songs of all time in this entertaining compilation of tunes. The instrumental collection -- featuring Ramkrishna on violin, Uday on flute and Partha on keyboards -- includes "Achey Dukho Achey Mrithyu," "Alcash Bhora Surja Tara," "Din Guli More Sonar Khancha" and "Ae ki Labanya Purno Pran," among others.
In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.
Lady Be Good reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians from the early 1920s to the 1970s. Narrated by musician-composer Patrice Rushen, the film charts the influence of female players from the struggles and successes of early innovators (Sweet Emma Barrett, Lil Hardin-Armstrong), through the rise of the all-woman big bands (Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears, the Hollywood Redheads), to the female musicians that were instrumental players (Dorothy Donegan, Mary Osborne) and arrangers (Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston) for more famous male band leaders, including Benny Goodman and Quincy Jones. Unfolding over nine parts, director Kay D. Ray's debut film weaves provocative and often humorous interviews with female musicians, big band leaders, jazz authors, and historians throughout a film stuffed end-to-end with archival photos, recordings, and performance footage to create a documentary that restores an essential part of our musical history.
Various animated depictions of movement, accompanied by different instrumental and ambient sound arrangements.
Shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video, Instrument is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years.
A mulitcultural musical potpourri, Barbra's fifth television spectacular is her most adventurous. Performing a startling array of new songs and classic hits, with genre-bending arrangements, Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments is a feast for the eyes and ears. Featuring an extended sequence with Ray Charles and The Ralettes
A jazz bassist who surveys a beautiful girl at a gig decides to try to get her home. But the devil is getting into the game too.
When U.S. B-24 bomber pilot Clair Cline is shot down and captured in northern Germany, one war ends and other begins -- to keep hope alive. Now behind Nazi barbed wire and oppression, Cline and his fellow POW's must find a way to bond together to not just survive but transcend their captivity. Inspired by true events.
A film written and directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. Drawing on archival performance footage and interviews, The Art of Violin evokes the vast panorama of the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. It is hard to express the explosions of joy occasioned by the discovery of long sought-out but undreamed-of archives, such as some silent - and later resynchronised - film footage, or the few brief moments of Chausson's Poeme played by Ginette Neveu, the silent yet moving (in every sense of the word)images of Kreisler and Ysaye, the awe of a young Menuhin, the superb single camera shot of David Oistrakh performing the cadenza from Shostakovich's First Concerto. Contributions from Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Hilary Hahn, Laurent Korcia, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, and Mstislav Rostropovich, Produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet & Stephen Wright.
Connecting time and place through undiscovered empty space between hemispheres.
Under the gaze of a curious man, two hands move towards one other relentlessly. Mysterious dance or obsessive search? The sky knows the answer.
Instrument is reminiscent of found-footage shot a long time ago: six seconds of a girl moving. Moritz calls this: six seconds of innocence. He manipulated the material until only fragments of this innocence remained. To the pumping rhythm of the music the girl is simultaneously present and absent, but never really present. Moritz makes her intangible und thus creates space for ones own fantasy.
Damien Chazelle does not make movies about human beings. Well, he does, but he doesn't employ human beings to illustrate whatever it is he wants to say about the human condition--what he does is, sometimes brilliantly, put cyphers in the proper position to act in concert with the other elements of the cinematic picture to depict a certain element of the individual's relationship to some greater entity (in most cases, musical excellence). Further, in both Whiplash and La La Land (much more explicitly in the latter) he uses a relationship between two people to depict the limits of human ambition and, more likely than not, the personal conflicts he has experienced in attempting to become a legendary film director. All of this is just aimless junk though, spitballing.
Created in the ancient mists of time by the Viking god Loki, four musical demons have left carnage and horror in their wake as they’ve travelled through the centuries, using the vibrations of music as a conduit across time and space. Now, as the harmonic horrors attempt to reunite and bring about the end of the world, can a cop, a hooker, and a warrior from the past defeat these evil spirits before the music stops… forever? A combination of paean and parody, the music-filled INSTRUMENTS OF EVIL pays homage to the low-budget exploitation (or “grindhouse”) films of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, while also poking fun at their notorious excesses and absurdities. Fans of low-budget, B-movie madness will find enjoyment here, but be warned: not only tunes get stuck in your head!
Instruments of Change is a surfing documentary that takes the legendary crew of Mark Occhilupo, Tom Curren and Gary Elkerton on a voyage through Indonesia's pristine coastline in search for perfection! Also along for the ride are the next generation of surfing's superstars Pat Curren , Kalani Ball and Keanu Asing. Together these surfers explore unchartered waters, and find awesome uncrowded waves.
An introduction to all the instruments in the contemporary symphony orchestra.
His rough tactics in his native Auckland get Maori detective Tito Ihaka sent to Sydney while the scandal blows over. There he's teamed with urbane police media officer Kirsty Finn to review the unsolved murder of a supermodel. Their investigation lands them in political hot water, and when Ihaka's inquiries lead to a murder and further complaints, he thinks he's solved the case. But all he's done is create a ruthless and powerful enemy.
Documentary short on musical instruments from India.