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Oliver Schroer - Silence At The Heart Of Things
17 May 2010

Oliver Schroer
Silence At The Heart Of Things is a documentary about Oliver Schroer, fiddler extraordinaire. In a career cut short by illness, the Canadian artist recorded and produced more than 100 albums, composed some 1,000 pieces of music and inspired a generation of young musicians! The film follows Oliver in the last months of his life as he collaborates with musicians who have come from abroad to work with him. Through his own words, the documentary explores Oliver's music and the unique voice he brought to his instrument, a voice that challenges traditional views of the fiddle. Featuring excerpts from Oliver's last sold-out concert, Silence At The Heart Of Things is a joyful celebration of his life's work. more - also see a youtube of Oliver Schroer playing his violin. View 2 excerpts from the film on youtube: the Camino section and the Books in my Library section.

The DVD of this film is available from Filmoption International but the filmmakers will have some at our event.


Filmmaker Eileen Thalenberg
Filmmaker Eileen Thalenberg Bio

As writer, director and producer, Eileen Thalenberg brings a wide range of talents to the job of filmmaking. Fluent in 8 languages, her linguistic abilities have been an asset in working internationally. Eileen’s credits have appeared on more than 30 films among them A Long Journey Home (featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian), Loin des favelas/Streets of Encounter (winner of the Prix Gémeaux for best arts documentary) Silence at the Heart of Things (featuring Oliver Schroer). Her last documentary Up Against the Wall went to air this past fall on CBC’s Doc Zone. Her contribution to the industry has been recognized in the numerous prestigious awards she has received. Eileen is a partner in Stormy Nights Productions.

Listen to an interview with Filmmaker Eileen Thalenberg on CBC's North By Northwest, 15 May 2010.

Photos from the 17 May 2010 Event