The Universal Language of Music (2014)
Art & Culture Documentary NR 97 min
Addicted: The Universal Language of Music offers deep insight into the power of music from the unique perspective of the musician. Through intimate interviews with the performers, director Guy Boudreaux succeeds in capturing heartfelt responses to direct questions like “What makes you sing?” The film has its share of audio glitches. But if you can forgive them, it’s worth watching. ~RP
Astonishing physical and emotional recoveries through music, articulated through random musicians around the country. Explore the universal language of music and how it affects the body, mind and soul. Stories of cannibalism, bleeding souls and countless other life altering stories.
It was a true honor to have interviewed musicians from around the world! Their stories of being pulled out of the darkness and into the light because of music has moved me in such a way that I will be forever changed as a director and as a human being. Music starts from a singular thought process manifested into sound and lyrics that can’t be seen, but can be heard and felt. It comes from areas of the mind that are disrupted by creative thought and persistence articulated in ways that allow the person playing or singing the music to truly express themselves. Part of the excitement of directing this documentary was knowing that it will live throughout the ages, as will music. Play on!