Het derde oor

Mart Dominicus, Michel Schöpping Short documentary - 2000 - 58 min.

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The last twenty years has seen the emergence in classical music of a trend known as 'new spiritual music'. The composer Arvo Pärt from Estonia is seen as the founding father of this trend with his interest in the clear unison of Gregorian chants. Other composers who are counted among the new spirituals are: the Georgian Giya Kantsjeli, the Pole Hendryk Görecki, the Britons John Taverner and Gavin Bryars and the Dutchman Joep Franssens. They are commercially successful while their clear preference for simplicity and tonality has also divided the music world into outspoken supporters and opponents. The documentary The Third Ear maps out the debate that New Spirituality has caused in classical music. A debate in which the head and the heart struggle for supremacy.

Credits

Script Mart Dominicus
Michel Schöpping
Michael van Eekeren
Producer(s) Valérie Schuit
Production Company
Director of Photography
Martijn van Beenen
Chiel van Dongen
Wiro Felix
Marc Homs
Leon Paquay
Editing
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands