Part of the 'Horizons' film section.
Directed by David Reeve and Waraluck Hiransrettawat Every.
Production Country and Year: UK and Thailand, 2014 | Produced by King Chain Productions/Glom Glom Productions | Producers: Waraluck Every, David Reeve | Director of Photography: Kobboon Chatrakrisaeree and David Reeve | Sound: Sergey Groshev | Editor: David Reeve | Language: Thai with English subtitles
Y/Our Music immerses itself in the world of Thai music, from traditional music to labour songs and classic pop to urban indie music, spanning different locales and generations. As nine musicians each display their music, the rural or urban environments that influenced their sound are explored. The hands that play traditional instruments amid the red dust clouds, the labour songs being hummed in front of grains awaiting harvest, and the indie music born out of concrete basements create a melodious ecosystem. While they inhabit different musical worlds, the musicians are connected by the same passion to bring their artistic aspirations to the fore and survive in the outskirts of the mainstream. The film offers a diverse and powerful portrait of modern Thailand and is essential for any lover of world music.
David Reeve, the director, will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.
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