Sound of Noise is a delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story. With complex and wackily staged musical numbers, the feature debut of Swedish directors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson hits notes corresponding to silly, racous and rhapsodic. (PSIFF 2011) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
"The sound and image anarchists behind the 2001 cult short Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers successfully take their concept and talent to a larger arena in Sound of Noise, a delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story. With the most complex and wackily staged musical numbers since Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre's Delicatessen, the feature debut of Swedish directors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson hits notes corresponding to silly, racous and rhapsodic.
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 back story 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." -PSIFF 2011