The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life.Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
At the concert the main character's brother is conducting the 2nd movement Haydn's Symphony No 94, the Surprise. It features one loud note - a wake up note - to rouse the possibily sleeping audience, but also as a way of poking fun at the overly pretentious listeners. This fits exactly with one theme of this movie where they are poking fun at the pretentious nature of modern artists who believe everything they make is significant. See more »
How about four anarchist drummers performing street music illegally without permits from the proper authorities. The first event takes place in a hospital operating room where an obese man is awaiting surgery and whose body is used as a percussive device.
A bank is next up for these oddball artists. They don't rob it, but instead shred the money, utilizing the sound of the machines for effect.
The third movement, as it were, has the four with giant bulldozers in front of an opera house using the shovel portion thumping up and down on the asphalt of the parking lot as a rhythmic tune.
The final act is an ingenuous undertaking where the musicians are suspended from electrical power transmission lines using metal objects as bows mimicking the sound of a gigantic violin. Art of Noise is a very quirky comedy which I found to be funny and inventive at the same time.
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