THE TUBA THIEVES: INTERLUDES - THE SEA, THE STARS, A LANDSCAPE (excerpt)


Supported by the Creative Capital Award


Director ALISON O' DANIEL

Producer RACEL NEDERVELD

Dp JUDY PHU


Alison O’Daniel’s ongoing project The Tuba Thieves was inspired by an unlikely crime: a spate of tuba thefts from a number of high school marching bands in Los Angeles. The slowly unfolding feature-length film, which she has been shooting since 2013, is a portrait of music and silence built around events both historic and mundane. O’Daniel, whose binaural hearing loss requires her to wear hearing aids and lip read, saw the removal of this tonally rich instrument from the band as analogous to her daily experience of missing parts of conversations and having to fill in the gaps.

—Anne Ellegood

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