ARVO PÄRT – 24 PRELUDES FOR A FUGUE
24 PRELÜÜDI ÜHELE FUUGALE
This film offers a unique view on the life of prominent contemporary composer Arvo Pärt from Estonia. The director Dorian Supin followed the composer during a 3-year period, through rehearsals, premieres, seminars, meetings and recollections, and the film in turn gives a solid portrait of his musical thinking.
Pärt (b. 1935) has been nominated twice for a Grammy, and in 1996 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Once he asked a janitor how a composer should write his music. “What a question!” he answered. “He has to love each sound, each single sound.” You can also hear Arvo Pärt’s music in Gus Van Sant’s Gerry, screening at this years festival.
You will find everything about Arvo Pärt at www.arvopart.org
Dorian Supin is a documentary filmmaker from Estonia. He has made documentaries like Eraelv, Aegarmstrada and Sünnipäev.