Docu­men­tary maps the discus­sion caused by the emer­gence in clas­sical music of a trend known as new spir­i­tual music’.
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.

Title: Het derde oor
Year: 2000
Duration : 58 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

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