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The Sound is Innocent (PG*) + ScreenTalk

Doc'n Roll Film Festival

A woman operates a switchboard in The Sound is Innocent

When does sound become music? We invite you on an audiovisual journey into a dreamlike space that explores the meaning, function, and significance of the world of electronic and experimental sound. 

Across five distinct chapters, the film guides us through an oscillating maze of creative figures and moments that is as bracingly original as the pioneering music it so passionately documents.

Johana Ožvold’s dynamic and unusual documentary shines new light on some of the fundamental questions of musical creation, tracing the relationship between both man and machine, and artist and instrument. Seminal voices working in the fields of experimental and electronic music - including François Bonnet (aka Kassel Jaeger), Steve Goodman (aka Kode9), Julian Rohrhuber, John Richards, Hannes Hoelzl & Alberto De Campo - provide unique, personal perspectives on the radical periods of sonic invention that have transformed art, culture and even public life.

Czech Republic/France/Slovakia 2019 Dir Johana Ožvold 68 min



We’ve brought in measures to keep you safe, in line with government guidelines. 

Under new guidelines, we’ve fewer available seats in our cinema and fewer screenings so we can clean between shows. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household (or support bubble) and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

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