Music

The word is derived from the Greek term “mousike” meaning the art of the Muses. As a form of art it is counted among the very few things that all cultures and societies have in common. The common definition of music is that it is a form of art that uses sound as a medium. It is comprised of the several major elements including pitch, rhythm, tempo and meter.

Though it may come as a surprise for some people, music has a strong connection with mathematics. The delicate process of the creation of music, its performance and meaning are defined by their cultural origin.

From ancient Greece and Egypt to the preset day, music has played a crucial role in various secular ceremonies, religious rituals and social movements. Today, music is present in various branches, from entertainment to business and education and even therapy.

When it comes to the classification of music, there are four distinctive groups, formed in the accordance with the historical time table, the prehistoric and ancient music, biblical period and early music. Each of these categories has developed a number of genres of their own.

The documentaries and video materials provided in this category are concerned with every aspect of music, from its therapeutic significance to the contemporary genres and the overall state of the music industry.

Watch the documentary on Ireland`s DIY bands and the culture that has been developing over the course of twenty years.

Find out how the long-play records have changed the course of popular music history between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s. The three minute single became the thing of the past. The new technology enabled the musicians to record full albums which, in turn, had a significant impact on the way in which the music industry works.

Follow the story of the last 24 hours of Jim Morrison. The events prior to his untimely death will reveal a different side of Morrison, a dark and troubled one. The battle with his demons ended on July 2, 1971 in Paris along with his life.

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War Dance
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War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary composed and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine. The producer is Susan MacLaury, a teacher at Kean University along with Albie Hec...

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The World Of Backup Singers
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A backing singer, or a backup singer, is the person providing the harmony, vocal wise, in coordination with the lead singer. There are cases when a backup singer performs a solo ...

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Fishbone
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This documentary is revolving around Fishbone, an American rock band, and their struggle against racial prejudice and the music industry. The band was formed in Los Angeles, Cali...

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Dave Grohl: The Sound City Studios
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This documentary, created in 2013 is directed and produced by the musician Dave Grohl. This is his first project of this kind. It is concerned with the Sound City Studios, a reco...

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Festival Express
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Festival Express is a documentary about the 1970s train tour across Canada, some of the biggest rock bands from America played during the tour like Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The...

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Robert Nesta Marley
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Start...

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The Story of Anvil
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Anvil is a heavy metal band from Canada, formed in 1978. The members of the band are Steve “Lips” Kudlow as the vocal and guitar player, Robb Reiner on drums and Chris Robertso...

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Pantera: The Journey
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Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. It was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Other members at ...

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Copyright and Culture
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This documentary is looking into the current state of copyright and culture. Learn about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other tec...

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Notorious B.I.G. vs Tupac Shakur
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This thrilling documentary is revolving around the deaths of the rival rap stars Tupac Amaru Shakur and Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace.Tupac Shakur was shot multiple time...

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When Albums Ruled the World
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Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape ...

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The Story of Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of 5 Grammy awards. She was successful a number of musical styles such as R&B and Jazz. Despite being a talented musicia...

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David Bowie - Sound and Vision
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A documentary, which takes you on a journey of Bowie's revolutionary career, struggle with his personal life and his achievements and successes. Features interviews with Bowie, Ima...

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Take One – Swedish House Mafia
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A unique film charting the extremes, excesses, highs and lows of international DJ trio Swedish House Mafia2 years, 15 countries, 285 gigs… one unique film.TAKE ONE is a hedonist...

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The States of Exit
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This is the first in a series of DJBroadcast documentaries, produced by ‘Opslaan Als’.It zooms in on the Serbian Exit Festival, the people behind it and their continuing strugg...

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Texas Heritage Music Days
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The Texas Heritage Music Day celebrates a unique way of learning local history using songs & stories! Over 50 performers gather to share with teachers, students and the Hill Countr...

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Seeking Elvis
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American humorist Dave Barry said it best: “Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis”. In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, af...

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Scratch
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Wicky wicky wicky. We have all heard this sound effect if you have listened to music in the last 25 years. The scratching of a vinyl record is key to most all hip-hop songs. Scratc...

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Rise Up and Sing
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“Rise up and Sing – The Movie” documents the journey from classroom to recording studio for the middle school chorus students of New York’s PS 127.Singing a song written sp...

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Music and the Psychedelic Mind
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It's always been interesting to know how music is affecting us and how does it work. This documentary is exactly about this. Featuring Bear in Heaven, White Fence, Doldrums and Dae...

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Manchester: Beyond Oasis
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A brief and bold introduction by Writer/Director, Brett Gregory to his latest work in the Beyond Series: “documentaries exploring the world of independent music at the beginning ...

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Landfill Harmonic
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Landfill Harmonic reveals a mind-boggling, inventive effort to change that – musical instruments made from trash. In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ing...

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Kurt Cobain: About a Son
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This documentary is directed by Gus Van Sant and it is looking into the life and untimely death of the 90s rock icon Kurt Cobain. The video itself, character wise, is more resemb...

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Jim Morrison – Final 24: His Final Hours
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Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews, this documentary details the last hours of his life and the events that led to his tragic death in Paris.July 2, 1971. J...

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Iceland: Beyond Sigur Rós
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Idiosyncratic, intelligent and involving, Iceland: Beyond Sigur Rós (2011), Serious Feather’s latest not-for-profit film production, is a memorable celebration of Iceland’s dy...

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Evolution of Style – A journey with Brennan Heart
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Brennan Heart, a pioneer in hardstyle music, was followed by cameras for 18 months, documenting his life, work and concerts. Accompanied by interviews with other artists, live conc...

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Ctrl Alt Shift
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This documentary explores a subculture some have never heard of: VJ. VJ is a video performance art mixing different medias and projecting it on to large screens often with other pe...

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A Night in the Underground – A Film on Chicago Hip-Hop
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"Produced by Braden Wambach, this documentary explores the Chicago “Underground” Hip Hop Scene. Interviews & Performances by Pugs Atomz, Ang 13, The Primeridian, Urbanized Musi...

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A Joyful Slog
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"This is a music documentary looking at some of Ireland’s DIY bands and culture over the last twenty years or so. It is a Dublin Community Television production and was made by t...

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8th of November Documentary: A True Story of Pain & Honor
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On November 8th, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on Operation Hump, War Zone D in Vietnam were ambushed by over 1200 V.C. Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. ...

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