|2021 EDITION / DOKBIZIA / 7 SOUNDS|
Filmmaker Sam Green and musician JD Samson ask you to step away from your computer and focus on the experience of listening in the present moment. 7 Sounds is an immersive, live-streamed audio-video work that explores the universal influence of sound. The piece weaves seven specific audio recordings into a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception—opening new ways to hear our everyday world.
Sam Green is a New York–based documentary filmmaker. Green's most recent live documentaries include A Thousand Thoughts (2018, with the Kronos Quartet), The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012, with Yo La Tengo), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). Green's feature-length film The Weather Underground premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award, and has screened widely around the world.
JD Samson is the leader of the band MEN and one third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For over a decade, JD—an artist, musician, producer and DJ—has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy winning artists, written for sites like HuffPo and Talkhouse, created multimedia art, hosted documentary programs, acted, modeled, and directly supported a range of progressive causes. JD is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.