Dir. Enrique M. Rizo
(Mexico, 2022) 86 min / Rated: G
A Place Called Music is a documentary about the peculiar musical encounter between Daniel Medina, a traditional Wixarika violinist from the mountains of Jalisco Mexico, and Philip Glass, eminent composer from New York City. The documentary features live music as rehearsals and performances take place in prominent venues of Mexico and New York, music that has only been heard in Wixárika ceremonial gatherings but this time with an unprecedented addition: a grand piano. Even though Daniel and Philip come from very different backgrounds and don’t even speak the same language, they have created a common place where their spirits can meet and unravel each other; their music.