While You Live, Shine
A journey deep into the oldest music in the Western world - Greek music - guided by an eccentric musicologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and preserving it. An immersive sonic and visual feast that leaves the viewer feeling they've looked into a way of life that the 21st century has left behind. A call to arms for a different way of listening to music and understanding humanity. The film stars Chris King, an American music expert fascinated by early recordings of melancholy blues and folk from the start of the twentieth century. The title of the film is derived from the Seikilos song, the world's oldest recorded piece of music, from Greece. The transcendental music carved into stone remains alive in Epirus, where Greeks gather every summer to play, dance and sing. Chris King traveled there to experience and share the enchanting phenomenon that rekindles this art form annually.