Zen Violence Films

The Phillips Collection (phillipscollection.org) in Washington, D.C. has been presenting concerts alongside its paintings since 1941. Some of the world's leading pianists have played its Steinway Concert D 542016, but they started hearing something wrong with it: the soundboard. This half-hour documentary — named for the spruce wood that replaced it — tells the story of tearing the piano apart, and bringing it back to life. Along the way, we learn how a piano works, and witness the consummate art of restoration by PianoCraft (pianocraft.net). Rising international star Olivier Cavé puts it to the test, playing his specialty of Joseph Haydn, in this richly textured cinematic music documentary by independent filmmaker H. Paul Moon (zenviolence.com).

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Zen Violence Films

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Documentary films and experimental cinema created by H. Paul Moon for Zen Violence Films. Additional films are not posted here due to exclusive availability offline, and pending clearances.

All the clips are in 1080p high definition. If you experience…


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Documentary films and experimental cinema created by H. Paul Moon for Zen Violence Films. Additional films are not posted here due to exclusive availability offline, and pending clearances.

All the clips are in 1080p high definition. If you experience stuttering, click the HD logo at bottom-right to reduce resolution.

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