15 Corners of the World

Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings. “15 Corners of the World” is an attempt to hear the vision of his music.

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  • ★★★★ review by matteoB on Letterboxd

    definitely my cup of tea, a mesmerizing and hypnotic documentary about the Polish electronic-music pioneer Eugeniusz Rudnik and, more importantly, about the visualisazion of sound and its materiality. A bit predictable in the second part, but still very fascinating. I wish I could see it on a big screen

  • ★★★½ review by Brad on Letterboxd

    Beautiful documentary that matches the experimental ethos of the music. This is not so much a history as it is a celebration and it’s the perfect movie for being too exhausted to move.

  • ★★★★ review by Greg Cwik on Letterboxd

    Enthralling visualization of aurality. Seeks to render the ineffable tangible, perceptible. Geometric patterns and lines and shapes and corporeal beings, sine waves, magnetic loops spinning eternally.

  • ★★★★ review by Chris Campbell on Letterboxd

    A documentary that uses experimental techniques to parallel electronic music on tape. Shot on film (the credits say it was some of the last 16mm Fuji film in Poland) which is appropriate for a story about music and sound created with tape, it's beautiful and abstract as we see one of the pioneers of music for tape at work and hear his compositions accompanied by visuals and dance inspired by the sounds.

  • ★★★★½ review by Chris Campbell on Letterboxd

    A documentary about an experimental Polish audio artist who uses tape. The filmmaker uses analogue techniques that mirror the analogue tape experimentation in a great visual and sonic exploration of ideas about how audio can work. Thought provoking and beautiful as it highlights and preserves a fading art.

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