Thank You for The Music – elokuva muzakista

Mika Taanila

Short documentary film about "scientifically researched" urban background music, that has a schizophrenic function; it is supposed to be heard but not listened to.

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Thank You for The Music – elokuva muzakista
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Thank You for The Music – elokuva muzakista

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Mika Taanila (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), Nicky North Orcestra (Music), Ronnie Price Orchestra (Music), Keith Roberts Orchestra (Music), Paul Natte Orchestra (Music), Philips Background Music Services (Music), Marco Ribaldi (Music), The Ray Conniff Singers (Music), Frank Chacksfield Orchestra (Music), Mantovani (Music), Malcolm Carlton Orchestra (Music), Pete Moore Orchestra (Music), Muzak Corporation (Music), Alec Gould Orchestra (Music), For Real Productions (Producer), Lasse Saarinen (Producer), Anton Nikkilä (Script), Mika Taanila (Script), Timo Vierros (Animation), Teppo Asikainen (Animation), Ville Penttilä (Camera Assistant), Mika Ailasmäki (Camera Assistant), Timo Mänttäri/Valvomo (Graphic Designer), Rodrigo S. Monte (Lighting), Ville Väänänen (Lighting), Maria Tuccelli (Lighting), Yrjö Nieminen (Lighting), Kari Juusonen (Set Designer), Pietari Koskinen (Sound Design), Peter Nordström (Sound Mixer), Kyösti Väntänen (Sound Recording), Tuomas Järnefelt (Sound Recording), Jan McLaughlin (Sound Recording)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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