Monday, June 15, 2009

play loud! announces two new films for festival submissions

TWO NEW FILMS
from directors Dietmar Post & Lucía Palacios (FESTIVAL FILM) KLANGBAD: AVANT-GARDE IN THE MEADOWS + (CONCERT FILM) FAUST LIVE 2005 Ready for festival submissions 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 CINEMA pioneers, such as, Murray Lerner, Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker. Or did you forget how those filmmakers combined simplicity and economy with craftsmanship in their seminal films Monterey Pop, Gimmie Shelter or Newport Folk Festival? “Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows” + “Faust Live 2005” both stand in that same tradition of “carefully chronicling an event”. The “Faust Live 2005” concert film will open the “play loud! music series” that will introduce entire live shows by challenging bands and musicians. “Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows”, featuring the following bands: Circle, Nista Nije Nista, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Daniel Padden, Jutta Koether, Minit, Steven W. Lobdell, Cpt. Howdy, Korai Örem and legendary FAUST.

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