The Paper Ensemble


A music film by
Jochem van Tol

Jiska Rickels

Cinematography by
Martijn van Broekhuizen

In an old empty paper factory we follow a woman playing with mesmerizing sculptures of paper.
Inspired by the design of Japanese gardens, #16 by The Paper Ensemble invites you to be receptive to a world made entirely out of the sounds of paper: Crackling bushes, ocean waves and singing whales. #16 is the first short music film of artist and composer Jochem van Tol (1983). Inspired by the designs of Japanese Gardens, van Tol created a new composition for sound and image in which both intertwine equally and co-exist. With Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti he developed a series of sculptural paper instruments and show how much there is to discover in the most simple material and how to choose radical consequences from these discoveries.

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