Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise


Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise
SilBia, 23 mins, 2015
Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise is a documentary manifesto about the noise label Praxis Records. Founded in 1994 in London by Christoph Fringeli, Praxis has been active for more than 20 years mixing political engagement with breakcore music and rave parties. Shot mainly in VHS and mixed with animations and degraded film materials, the film is a essay on the origins of breakcore and on the developments of the illegal party scene of the last years.
The film is now available on demand on the indie film platform RealEyz – click here for direct link.

Past screenings:
SeeYouSound 2015
Shortini 2015
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2015
The Others Artfair 2015
Globale Filmfestival 2016
Via Emilia DocFest 2016
Easterndaze 2016
GRRL House Cinema, Boston, 2016

“Silence exists only in dead spaces like the void of the desert, the sidereal space, the acoustic sterility of soundproofed rooms, or in the grave. It was said in the sixties that the sound of silence is that of incommunicability and isolation, that which grows like a cancer. In fact, nothing essential happens in the absence of noise. From the very beginning, the universe explodes into existence at the supreme sound of the Big Bang. We are all born screaming. Revolutions blast out, as the unstoppable entropy of all things.”(Courtesy of L.S.Kainowska