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Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows

A film about the annual Klangbad music festival

Overview

Genre
Music, Portrait, Arts, Lifestyle, and Culture
Synopsis

There are two kinds of rock festivals: the conventional and the adventurous ones. The former present music that everyone knows. Others are more experimental and put their ear into boundary zones. The Klangbad Festival, curated by Faust’s Jochen Irmler, belongs to the latter. Since 2004 the picturesque village of Scheer hosts an innovative musical journey crossing various genres. In today's profit-oriented event scene it is hard to find anything comparable. The festival is small but growing constantly. Despite this fact, it abandons commercial sponsoring funds unlike normal open air festivals. Award-winning filmmakers Dietmar Post (USA/Germany) and Lucia Palacios (Spain) portrait this fine festival in the style of direct cinemapioneers, such as, Murray Lerner, Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
85 minutes

Credits

  • Dietmar Post ... Director, Producer, Camera
  • Lucia Palacios ... Director. Producer, Camera
  • Karl-W. Huelsenbeck ... Editor, Sound Designer
  • Ede Müller ... Additional Camera & Sound

Production Details

Prod. Co.
play loud! productions
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Scheer
Prod. Partners
Lucia Palacios P.C.

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Malmö, Berlin
Distribution
play loud! productions
Language
German, English
Subtitles
German, English, Spanish

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