Szenen aus "Shape, Rattle & Roll", dem Dokumentarfilm über Sacred-Harp-Gesang in Bremen und anderswo in Europa
Gunnar Heite & Daniela Witt
Sorry for the language barrier. This is a trailer for an upcoming documentary about Sacred Harp in Bremen (Germany), aiming at the German "market".
Short summary: After repeating the myth that Sacred Harp is a synonym for the human voice, Harald recounts the beginning - that we decided to "just do it", while knowing absolutely nothing about this music.
Glen: "It's really... contagious."
Ulrike: "The body produces ocytocin and other happiness hormones when we sing in a community, attenuating fear in the amygdala. Singing makes you happy."
Magdalena: "To comprehend it, you have to just do it."
Jantje: "I am really quite fascinated by this music. Singing with others and getting better at it over time is just great."
Harald: "My feeling (as far as I have one) is that something is on the move [in Germany]. But very, very slowly."