What Difference Does It Make?
Red Bull Music Academy has put together myriad projects to mark its 15th anniversary, chief among them a film and our book For the Record.
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. Shot at the 2013 RBMA by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg, and produced by his Berlin based artist collective Mindpirates, the film delves deeply into the many challenges, stages of development and triumphs that musicians experience, featuring the likes of Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin and James Murphy.
For The Record pairs up artists like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry for 15 outspoken conversations that touch on an array of topics like live performance, instruments/interfaces, conceptualism and drumming among them. Top music journalists, including Philip Sherburne, Joe Muggs, Jeff ‘Chairman’ Mao and Sheryl Garratt, also contribute essays about each of the personalities included.
The film What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music will premiere in over 60 cities on February 17, with a free digital release starting on February 18. Watch online or grab the download now on www.rbma15.com.