The Tuner’s Monologue

A film by Eleni Kamma


A voiceover in the form of a monologue, in which a tuner of musical instruments describes aspects of the profession, is superimposed to B&W film footage of architectural facades of buildings under construction in the 'new heart' of Rotterdam. Both text and footage have been subjected to an increasing degree of abstraction.

HD video, 13' 09", B&W, stereo sound, English spoken, 2012


Camera: Boris Van Hoof
Video Editing: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Voice Over: Tina Van Baren
Voice recording, which took place at WORM, Rotterdam: Lukas Simonis
Original Text: Pie Leyser, pianotuner, interviewed by Eleni Kamma
Text adaptation: Popahna Brandes & Tina Van Baren
Produced with the support of the FONDS BKVB



Screening Room Brussels, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, curated by Regina Barunke (The Tuner’s Monologue screened on 10-12 December)

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. "Documents/documentaries", Theatre Jean Grémillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (The Tuner’s Monologue screened on 5 December)


Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Cycle: "Documents/documentaries"