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), Malcolm Carlton Orchestra (Music), Ronnie Price Orchestra (Music), Keith Roberts Orchestra (Music), Muzak Corporation (Music), Alec Gould Orchestra (Music), Marco Ribaldi (Music), The Ray Conniff Singers (Music), Paul Natte Orchestra (Music), Pete Moore Orchestra (Music), Frank Chacksfield Orchestra (Music), Mantovani (Music), Philips Background Music Services (Music), Lasse Saarinen (Producer), For Real Productions (Producer), Mika Taanila (Script), Anton Nikkilä (Script), Timo Vierros (Animation), Teppo Asikainen (Animation), Mika Ailasmäki (Camera Assistant), Ville Penttilä (Camera Assistant), Timo Mänttäri/Valvomo (Graphic Designer), Yrjö Nieminen (Lighting), Ville Väänänen (Lighting), Maria Tuccelli (Lighting), Rodrigo S. Monte (Lighting), Kari Juusonen (Set Designer), Pietari Koskinen (Sound Design), Peter Nordström (Sound Mixer), Jan McLaughlin (Sound Recording), Tuomas Järnefelt (Sound Recording), Kyösti Väntänen (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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