“What is music? Many of today’s top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession.”
Christopher Pomerenke’s documentary The Heart is a Drum Machine – featuring Wayne Coyne and Flaming Lips cohorts’ (Modest Mouse’s) Isaac Brock, Elijah Wood, (MGMT’s) Andrew VanWyngarden, (The Postal Service’s) Jimmy Tamborello, Janet Weiss (of Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and formerly of Sleater-Kinney), John Frusciante, Juliette Lewis, (KCRW’s) Nic Harcourt, (Tool’s) Maynard James Keenan, among many others, including several scientists – was released on DVD March 9 and became available On Demand April 1. Additionally, it screened in Portland January 30 and in Hollywood on March 10 (it was also in L.A. – and Seattle – in April 2009).
- Read more about the film here.
- Read about Steven Drozd’s score for the film – and other related matters – plus hear two tracks here.
- Read about and hear the single from Steven’s score “Rocket Mantastic” (that is, Steven’s cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” with Maynard James Keenan), plus everything you ever wanted to know about Tool and The Flaming Lips – here.