Be it sound, music or noise, the future will be audible. In a world full of visual stimuli, human hearing is underestimated. As scientist Trevor Cox puts it: "Without the acoustic aspect, everything is nothing."
The story of Gerhard Mertins, a former SS man, who became a powerful arms dealer in West Germany. Mertins had many contacts in the Middle East, as well as to former leading Nazis. That made him a very interesting prospect for the BND.
Hollywood is mourning Peter Fonda, star of the classic 1960s biker movie "Easy Rider." The actor and producer died of lung cancer at the age of 79. A two-time Oscar nominee, Fonda carried on making films up until his death. He died surrounded by his family.
If you live in a big city you might be constantly bombarded by very unnatural sounds. What if there was another way to weave the noise of nature into our everyday lives? Berlin-based electronic music composer Anita Wenglorz has created a soundscape for visitors to Berlin's Botanical Gardens. Each piece is inspired by a different plant — a sonic interpretation of their shape, texture and feel.
From natural sounds to artificial ones and even something in-between — this week's show is all about the indelible link between sound and the environment. We hear how plastic waste can be used to make a new kind of noise, and how kids in Colombia are learning to record animal sounds for conservation. And we meet a Polish composer who has created a unique soundwalk through Berlin's botanic gardens.
The digital film technology known as motion capture, mocap for short, can make the dead as well as fictional characters appear to come alive. The Berlin-based company Mimic Productions uses the technique to make such digital doubles.
Ocean cruises are booming, but the downside is massive air pollution from the ships’ exhaust fumes. The cruise industry's billion-dollar business is extremely lucrative - and a threat to coastal cities.
He directed dark thrillers such as "Psycho," "The Birds" and "Vertigo," but Alfred Hitchcock was smiling while he worked. The legacy of the master of suspense is celebrated in a new book by German publisher Taschen.
Great Britain is not the only country gripped with uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit. The Caribbean island of Anguilla, a British overseas territory and former British colony, would lose its status as an associate member.
Michael Wadleigh's Oscar-winning documentary helped make the event legendary. Never-seen-before footage is coming out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the counterculture Woodstock Festival even today.
African entertainment has been attracting fans from all across the world. Nigeria's movie industry Nollywood is the second-largest film producer worldwide, with around 50 movies being released every week. And now many are asking: is animation the next big thing?
Astor Piazolla, the founder of "Tango Nuevo," revolutionized Argentinian tango, breaking the rules of traditional tango and bringing the country's iconic music and dance to international concert halls.
Violence against women is a violation of human rights, but it happens everywhere. We meet women in Benin, Bangladesh, DRC and Germany who have been victims of horrific violence, yet fought their way free.
He's disappeared from the spotlight, but the filmmaker was one of Hollywood's most promising talents of the 1970s with hit films "The Last Picture Show" and "What's Up, Doc?" Here's a look back at his filmography.
The trumpet festival in the western Serbian town of Guča is one of Europe’s most captivating musical events. Each year, a bold mix of national pride, fairground fun and a Woodstock-like air attracts visitors from all over the world.
The cult director is back with a tribute to the film industry: As "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" hits theaters, here's a look back at Quentin Tarantino's works.
FSC eco-certification was established 25 years ago to stop the deforestation of primeval forests by attesting that products are made from "environmentally-friendly" wood. But does the FSC really prevent illegal deforestation?
Two of James Cameron's works are record-breaking titles, but overall, the "Avengers" films dominate the list of the world's top 10 box-office hits.
Hollywood acting star Kevin Spacey was one of the most high-profile people accused of sexual assault as the MeToo scandal erupted. The allegations cost him roles and saw his scenes edited out of a film, but a criminal case against him has collapsed.
As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, auction houses in New York are preparing for sales of artifacts related to the Apollo 11 mission – including the original, if somewhat grainy, film images of that iconic moment.
On a trip to Leyte Island in the Philippines DW viewer Jeff Nesmith of the US went diving into the colorful depths of the ocean and filmed this watery world for us to enjoy -- wetsuit not required!
British musician Brian Eno has composed music for films and space. An asteroid has just been named for him. He’s reissuing his legendary album "Apollo” to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. A talk about the sound of the universe:
The moon landing fulfilled one of humanity’s oldest dreams. The images from 20th July 1969 went around the world, going down in film history. Why does this celestial body attract us so much? A cosmic journey through art, film and music.
Eleven dead and 70 injured: the result of a deadly weekend in Chicago. The city has experienced an explosion of violence in the last two years, with 650 more people killed in shootings there than the US’s two biggest cities combined: Los Angeles and New York. Young black men are the main victims of this endless cycle of gang crime, illegal weapons and social problems.
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