Music and Film – Touching the sound

“The main ingredient is still a powerful story to tell…”-Peter Rosen ( all photos courtesy of Rosen Productions and Close Encounters with Music festival) In addition to its concert series, the yearly Berkshire festival’s Close Encounters with Music, lead by charismatic cellist and conversationalist Yehuda Hanani, explores the multi-faceted themes of classical music’s culture. As part of this year’s festival, Peter Rosen presented his emotive documentary Touching The Sound on blind Japanese pianist and...
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I Am Not a Rock Star

  “ The film’s director Bobbi Jo Hart and pianist Marika Bournaki I am not a Rock Star,” says 22-year-old Canadian-born pianist Marika Bournaki, heroine of the recently Film Society of Lincoln Center released movie that shares its title with that very quote. Soulful, dedicated Director Bobbi Jo Hart follows Marika’s idiosyncratic search for personal meaning and struggle with the day-to-day difficulties of becoming a legendary performer.  Hart details Marika’s early travels from home in...
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