24th Athens International Film Festival

Wavemakers

"Wavemakers" reveals a fascinating and relatively unknown chapter in music history, featuring the most perfect pairing of man and technology the world has ever known. Consider yourselves warned!

Amidst the chaos of WWI, young radio telegrapher Maurice Martenot was envisioning a device that would turn raw electrical pulses into melody. What he eventually came up with was as fragile as it was magical: the Ondes Martenot, a musical instrument so sensitive and so structurally complicated that, with the aid of a talented player, could produce a sonic range unlike anything you have ever encountered in latter-day electronics.

Starting in 1928, the Ondes Martenot was widely used in the film and music industries, from Édith Piaf and Radiohead records to early Fritz Lang movies, not to mention Paul Thomas Anderson’s much more recent “There Will Be Blood”. Caroline Martel reconstructs the story of a treasure that’s in serious danger of becoming extinct, while meeting some of the few people who have managed to definitively capture its charm, like Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

“Wavemakers” reveals a fascinating and relatively unknown chapter in music history, featuring the most perfect pairing of man and technology the world has ever known. Consider yourselves warned! N.S.


le chant des ondes / ηλεκτρικά κύματα - trailer από NyxtesPremieras

Εναλλακτικοί τίτλοι / Alternative titles: Wavemakers / Le chant des ondes

Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Caroline Martel

Μουσική / Music: Suzanne Binet-Audet

Μοντάζ / Editor: Annie Jean

Εμφανίζονται / Featuring: Suzanne Binet-Audet, Jeanloup Dierstein, Jonny Greenwood, Jean Laurendeau, Jean-Louis Martenot, Michel Risse

Καναδάς / Canada
2013
Εγχρωμο, Ασπρόμαυρο / Color, B&W
97'
Αγγλικά, Γαλλικά / English, French

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