15 CORNERS OF THE WORLD
LET YOUR EYES FOLLOW YOUR EARS
Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.
‘15 Corners of the World’ is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.
Moving images reveal a miracle that emerged in the age of tape recorders and disappeared with the advent of computers. They express the wonder of the analogue era – the urge to experiment, to discover new territory, explore the borderlands, and constantly search for new means of expression.
Eugeniusz Rudnik is one of the pioneers of electro-acoustic music. He worked and co-operated on many projects of music installations and film music, with: Krzysztof Penderecki (e.g. ‘Ekecheirija’ for the opening of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972), Arne Nordheim, Karlheiz Stockhausen, Peter Kotik, Andrzej Markowski, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Bogusław Schaeffer, and others. He is the author or the person responsible for musical illustration for the Polish TV and Radio theatres and approximately 300 pieces for film. His music as well as films and TV programs featuring his music have been broadcasted in Poland and abroad. He received many international awards. Over 20 Rudnik's pieces have been kept for future generations by the French National Library, which gathers cultural treasures of the 20th century.
The Polish Radio Experimental Studio was founded in 1957 in Warsaw and was one of the first of its kind in the world (beside: ORTF Paris, NWDR Cologne, Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center New York). The studios used to be a ‘home’ for the world’s greatest contemporary musicians.
I had never expected that the ‘robotic music’ is supposed to reflect the human soul. Until I met Eugeniusz Rudnik. And I thought about the idea: What if to make a film that gives priority to the sound more than to the picture? A film that gives interpretation to the music in order to capture it in picture? What if to show the sound?
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Zuzanna Solakiewicz
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF Eugeniusz Rudnik
CINEMATOGRAPHY Zvika Gregory Portnoy
EDITING Mateusz Romaszkan
SOUND Marcin Lenarczyk
CHOREOGRAPHY Weronika Pelczyńska
CAST Weronika Pelczyńska Anna Wojnarowska Romuald Krężel Grzegorz Sowa
PRODUCER Marta Golba
CO-PRODUCERS Erik Winker Andreas Brauer Martin Roelly
ZUZANNA SOLAKIEWICZ - DIRECTOR
Born in 1978. Graduated in Humanities, University of Warsaw. Studied film directing at the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School in Jerusalem. Completed an internship at the Lodz Film School. Author of historical and anthropological essays. Her shorts and documentaries are successfully presented at many international film festivals.
MARTA GOLBA - PRODUCER
Graduated from Film and TV Production at the Silesian University and coaching studies at Warsaw School of Social Sience & Humanities. Worked for Wajda Studio in Warsaw, and for OTTER FILMS Anna Wydra. In 2011 established her own company ENDORFINA studio, focused on production of creative documentaries. Participant of many international workshops: Ex Oriente, New Horizons Studio, Emerging Producers at Jihlava IDFF, DOK.Incubator.
ERIK WINKER - CO-PRODUCER
Studies in TV Production and Communication in Münster, Berlin and Manchester. Graduation in film direction at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. 2008 foundation of HUPE Film together with Andreas Brauer and Martin Roelly. Various national and international documentary productions for WDR, ZDF, ARTE, SF, YLE, TVE, BBC beyond others. Lecturer at various film schools and workshops. Board member of Filmbüro NW (filmmaker´s association) and member of EDN.
ABOUT ENDORFINA STUDIO
We specialise in films aimed both for the cinema and for TV. We keep a close watch on the changes of the film market, which enables us to find new opportunities for financing, distributing and promoting our projects. We take part in international workshops, pitching forums and industry markets. The founder of the company, producer Marta Golba, has long been part of the film milieu paving new paths for film development. Drawing from the traditions of Polish film she continually reaches for new international experiences. With Marta Bacewicz, curator and project coordinator in national and international cultural institutions they combine different experiences from the fields of culture and art and use them to provide each project with comprehensive treatment.
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running time: 79'
shooting format: 16mm/HD
subtitles: English or German
available on: DCP, HD CAM, BLU RAY, DVD