This is a film about making music. It gets to the bottom of what is needed to be a musician and contemplates on some of the fundamental questions of life itself. It investigates the difficulties that a life in music can create.
Shot by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg, the film genuinely inquires many challenges, phases of progress and accomplishments that musicians experience.
Everyone is a musician, everyone has an innate appreciation of music, it's our highest mathematics, it's our greatest language, and it's where the word ends. Each person has a different thing that influences them or inspires them. It might be a Warner Brothers cartoon, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix... or it might be an ordinary seagull. The relation with music is really centered on the feeling of being young adult or a teenager, fascinated and obsessed with it, trying to discover what is behind it, where is it coming from.
Stubbornness is an important part of being an artist. Stubborn is when you insist on doing something... but stubbornness in some artists is "negative"... they often insisting on not having a job. They intimately know that they don't want an ordinary job, so they're going to art schools. You can't make a living out of art, god given talent and all that stuff... but it takes quite a journey to get to live normal life out of art.
You have to be willing to be nobody to become somebody. Just posing as an artist ain't gonna cut it. You have to be able to go to the dots that connect you, to the ultimate escape, and connect them, understanding that the painfully circuitous route may still bring you to a new continent, to a new place that you never expected to see. If you think about the things we like doing... sex, drugs, art, religion for example... they're all forms of surrender, they're all ways in which we stop being in control and we start being a part of a bigger entity.