Far from pure entertainment, this is not about underground popular music, nor a focus on an epiphenomenon… but about the practice of radical musical forms that are not only outside but in opposition to the entertainment industry. — Jérôme Florenville
For filmmaker and radio programmer Florenville, the “fringe” is the center and the alternative his home. His latest documentary—TO WHOEVER WANTS TO LISTEN / A QUI VEUT BIEN L’ENTENDRE, filmed on a discrete set—presents the communities of Noise and extreme music. The 90-minute feature includes performances, interviews, and manifestos by—in order of appearance—VOMIR (Romain Perrot), Joachim Montessuis, Mariachi (Nina Garcia), Sajjra Chrs Galarreta, Deeat Palace (Marion Camy-Palou), Alessandra Zerbinati, Arnaud Rivière, Evil Moisture (Andy Bolus), and • • • (Nikola H. Mounoud).
TO WHOEVER WANTS TO LISTEN screens this week at Highways—as part of the Film Maudit 2.0 festival—and is also streaming online. See link below for details.
Directed by Jérôme Florenville
Film Maudit 2.0
Thursday, January 19, at 6 pm
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica
Also available to stream
Jérôme Florenville, To Whoever Wants to Listen / A qui veut bien l’entendre (2021), from top: Mariachi; Sajjra Chrs Galarreta; Evil Moisture; Deeat Palace; Alessandra Zerbinati; A qui veut bien l’entendre French poster; To Whoever Wants to Listen roundtable conversation, with Florenville at far right; • • •; Arnaud Rivière; VOMIR; Joachim Montessuis.
Images courtesy and © Kanari Films.