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January 19, 2009
"What is music?" That's the question tackled in the new documentary The Heart is a Drum Machine, which will premiere the first week of February at the Phoenix Art Museum, as part of their ongoing No Festival Required series.

The ambitious film, from ZU33 Pictures and the creators of the Moog documentary, "explores music's role in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music throughout human history, how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement in our daily lives."

The documentary includes a wide range of notable and influential musicians including George Clinton, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Eat World guitarist (and Phoenix native) Jim Adkins, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Kimya Dawson, Jimmy Tamborello of DNTEL/Postal Service, The Silversun Pickups, and dozens of others plus contributions from music historians and writers such as Kurt Loder and Nic Harcourt, celebrity types Elijah Wood, Jason Schwartzman, and Fairuza Balk, and even a few scientists. The score for the film was composed by The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd and includes a Drozd cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man" with vocals from Maynard James Keenan.

The premiere, on February 6th at 8pm, will be followed by a cocktail party and reception lubricated by Caduceus Wine, the vinyard of Tool frontman Maynard, and soundtracked by a DJ set from actress Juliette Lewis.

SEE ALSO: www.zu33.com
SEE ALSO: www.PhxArt.org

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