Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN Premiere of "What Would Beethoven Do?" by director Jonathan Keijser. This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival.
Screening date: Thurs. Nov. 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Cost: $10.00 in advance / $12 at the door
Category: MN Premiere, Film in Competition
Run Time/Year/Country: 75 min, 2016, Canada & United States
Classical music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being hip. For too long it’s been seen as a stuffy genre for the high cultured elite. “What Would Beethoven Do?” follows a number of renegades, from composers flirting with modern mediums, to young musicians dedicated to changing the narrative, to a man who works with tabla players to turntablists. Notable artists such as, Bobby McFerrin, Benjamin Zander and Eric Whitacre add their voices to the debate about why classical music is still relevant today.
This documentary captures the rise of an exciting revolution happening from within. These innovative individuals are breaking the stereotypes and bringing classical music to a 21st century audience. At its core, it’s about why we create art and why we should care about art in our society.