Music is a mysterious force, yet its power remains unexplained.
World premiering at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the documentary Echo of Everything directed by Cam Christiansen follows the source of music’s power explored through science, history, and philosophy.
Filmed globally (Spain, Senegal, Paris, New York, Minneapolis, Calgary and the UK) and during the pandemic, Echo of Everything is packed with interviews, stunning music, and dance performances, interwoven with drama, animation, expressionism, and archival material, to offer some of the most vivid interpretations made on music in a documentary film.
Writer, Director Cam Christiansen reflects on the human condition, resilience and his own personal relationship with music, played out through the exceptional performance of Calgary actor Andy Curtis.
“Little did I know that trying to understand my love of music would lead to a three-year journey into the rich terrains of science, history and performance,” says Christiansen. “I met and profiled brilliant scientists and artists who appreciate music’s emotional qualities, but also the beauty of its physical form.”
Echo of Everything soundtrack is by British composer Michael Bascom. Included are music performances by Dan Junkins, Victoria Romero, Christian Hudson, Dan Tepfer, Stephon Alexander, and Melvin Gibbs. Dance performances by Erica D’Silva, the African Indiguel Dance Company, Project Logix, and Pulse.
Interviews with noted musicians and experts are with: Jules Evans, Helene Neveu Kringelbach, Babacar M’Baye, Melvin Gibbs, Stephon Alexander, Dan Tepfer, Victoria Romero, and Mark Whittle.
“Filmically, Echo of Everything is absolutely fantastic, Nobody else is making images of such complexity and extraordinary detail on the subject.” – Sir David Hare.
Watch the trailer for Echo of Everything.
World Premiere: April 29 * 5:45pm*TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Additional screening: May 5 * 2:15pm*Scotiabank Theatre 6