Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

The music of Woodwind would normally be categorized as Western Classical or Indian Classical Music, but it was the unique composition of Bonifaz’s music by Stefan Fraunberger that resonated late into the night. Cape Town packed the theatre with full attendance for the very first showing of director Fin Manjoo’s film and it received an … Continue reading Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

Pushing the boundaries of art with sound, poetry and the mind of the viewer

We talk to director Fin Manjoo about art and how this relates to the story of the character, Bonifaz in his feature film, Woodwind. Bonifaz is a music composer who feels frustrated with the art scene in the western world that mostly supports traditional classical or pop music. For personal reasons (to understand a coincidence … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries of art with sound, poetry and the mind of the viewer

Mackay: Bonifaz has shared a new perspective on music and sound

We spoke to Woodwind’s sound supervisor and surround sound mixer, Alec Mackay about the film. The sound design and mixing was completed by Marcel Duvenage, before Mackay worked on the Dolby Surround Sound. Here follows Mackay’s input and feedback on the feature film after finishing the surround: On the music of Bonifaz On first reading … Continue reading Mackay: Bonifaz has shared a new perspective on music and sound

Q & A with Woodwind composer Fraunberger

We speak to Austrian composer Stefan Fraunberger about his art on the soundtrack of Woodwind. Your art is not only inspired by Indian Classical Music or tradition. Tell us about your influences ranging from Eastern Europe to the Middle East. I lived in Romania… (There was) a phenomena that was mostly erased in “western civilizations” through 19th century … Continue reading Q & A with Woodwind composer Fraunberger

Manjoo wrote Woodwind listening to Arvo Part and Fraunberger

We already read how the story of Woodwind was initially researched while inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna in 2006. I’d listen to all Beethoven’s Symphonies, as well as a few piano sonatas, but then Symphonies 3, 4 and 7 became the central focus due to their balletic themes. Instead of taking me closer to Beethoven, research … Continue reading Manjoo wrote Woodwind listening to Arvo Part and Fraunberger