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8 to 8

8 to 8 is a film concept of Michael Weilacher, filmed and edited by Michael Weilacher and Leah Muir on August 28th 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The film concept is as follows: Two people with video cameras starting at the intersection of the 8 (pre-selected on a map of any city) proceed to move in opposite directions of the drawn out 8 until each has completed the entire route of the 8. Film anything, but definitely film street signs and long shots of the streets as well as intersections from a wide-angle perspective. Zooming is not allowed, but deliberate zooming, moving away or towards an object, is allowed. No shot should be more than one minute in length. Aesthetic criteria is to be valued above documentation. The final film length can be between twelve and thirty-two minutes. This film was made in collaboration with one another and the sound design by Leah Muir was highly informed by Michael Weilacher’s drum improvisations.

  • Michael Weilacher
    Director
  • Leah Muir
    Director
  • Michael Weilacher
    Writer
  • Leah Muir
    Producer
  • Leah Muir
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Hi8
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • MAtera INtermedia Festival
    Matera
    Italy
    December 17, 2016
    MAtera INtermedia Festival
Director Biography - Michael Weilacher, Leah Muir

The percussionist Michael Weilacher completed his studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He received his Master Diploma in Music Performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music in the Netherlands. He has performed with ensembles and performance groups such as Ictus Ensemble, Blindman Quartet and De Rosas (Brussels), Musique Nouvelle (Mons), Musikfabrik (Cologne), the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra and the Flemish Opera (Antwerp), working closely with the composers Mauricio Kagel, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachermann and Frederic Rzewski. He currently lives in Berlin and makes guest appearances as soloist with the Sasha Waltz and Guest dance company, performs with Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Musikfabrik NRW, writes music for film and performance.

The composer Leah Muir has had her work premiered in many international venues such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Münchener Biennale, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Wien Modern, MärzMusik, Academy Schloss Solitude, Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Ars Electronica under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies, Manuel Nawri and Errico Fresis to name a few. In Berlin, she is employed as a Docent at the Berlin University of the arts where she is the Artistic Directer and co-founder of Ensemble ilinx, Studio for New Music.

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"8 to 8" is a film concept of Michael Weilacher, shot by Michael Weilacher and Leah Muir on August 28th 2016 in Berlin, Germany. This film was made in collaboration with one another and the sound design by Leah Muir was highly informed by Michael Weilacher’s drum improvisations.