Line by Line

Germany | 2014 | 33 min
German | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Roman Pernack
Distribution: Viola Rusche
Editing: Viola Rusche
Producer: Viola Rusche
Sound: Hauke Harder
Production: Viola Rusche


German composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler was among the first in Europe to explore the possibilities of minimalism and repetition in his compositions. Today the director of contemporary music at the Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt, he is also the creator of a rich body of work that appeals to younger audiences. Filmmakers Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder follow the composer as he meanders down a river and reflects on the role of silence in contemporary music. His work for cello, Sequenz II, is interspersed with his thoughts about music, slowness, space, repetition, resonance and emotion.


Viola Rusche

Viola Rusche was born in 1960 in Kiel, North Germany. She lives and works in Berlin. She completed music studies in Munich, and music and art studies in Munich and Düsseldorf. She has been working as a free-lance editor and filmmaker since 1997.
Filmography | A Shape of Time – the composer Jo Kondo (2016) ; No Ideas But In Things – the composer Alvin Lucier (2012) ; Amor Vati, a documentary about the poet Christian Saalberg (2008).

Hauke Harder

Hauke Harder was born in 1963 in Heide (Holstein), Germany. He studied physics and graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Kiel, where he conducted research in molecular physics until 2000. He began composing in 1989 and took private lessons with Wolfgang von Schweinitz in 1991-92. He curated various concerts and exhibitions, including the series “Gesellschaft für akustische Lebenshilfe,” which he cofounded and directed from 1989 to 1999. He has been a filmmaker since 2009.
Filmography | A Shape of Time – the composer Jo Kondo (2016) ; No Ideas But In Things – the composer Alvin Lucier (2012) ; Masch Un Gaiss (2010).

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