Asking the existential question that every musician and artist asks (or needs to), Red Bull Music Academy has created a new film called What Difference Does It Make?, a movie about the "ups and downs of a life devoted to music." The movie includes names like Brian Eno, James Murphy, Nile Rodgers and Richie Hawtin in interviews while the pontificate on the question.
What Difference Does It Make? will premiere next week in theaters around the world next week on Feb. 17, and starting in Feb. 18 we'll all be all be able to stream it for free on the Red Bull Music Academy website.
What Difference Does It Make? was filmed last year during the Red Bull Music Academy in New York, was produced and directed by Ralf Schmerberg and his Berlin-based artist collective Mindpirates. Check out the movie preview below.
Red Bull Music Academy goes into further detail on the movie, saying "What Difference Does It Make? evokes the heady atmosphere of the Academy itself, in which fresh musical ideas tend to spark between artists representing different genres and generations. In a different city each year, 60 up and coming musicians from around the world participate in workshops with musical luminaries in a custom-fitted complex of studios and workspaces. By night, they perform in the city’s cult venues and concert halls, alongside contemporary and classic innovators as well as heroes and heroines of the local scene. Long after the last notes are played, the experiences and insights gained there tend to resonate deeply in the lives and practices of those who take part."
Red Bull Music Academy Movie: What Difference Does It Make?