Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared

Best Documentary Film 2016 - Nominated

Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared

by Stefan Schwietert

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and all music has disappeared. Just like that. What will remain when it is all gone: CD’s, iPods, instruments? When we don’t know anymore what it was: music? He shows it to us: Bill Drummond, the man who with The KLF once conquered the world of pop. An anarchic spirit, an eternal punk who now leads the largest choir of the world: The17, an ever changing ensemble of amateurs with no sheets of music and no rehearsals. The film accompanies Drummond as he finds new voices for his choir: in the open fields or in a factory, in a classroom or in a pub. It is a journey to point zero of music. So we can innocently invent it again. Together, in this moment.

Stefan Schwietert

maximage GmbH Zürich, Flying Moon Filmproduktion Berlin, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, SRG SSR Bern 31, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln

cinematography: Adrian Stähli | editing: Frank Brummundt, Florian Miosge | locationsoundmix: Dieter Meyer, Jean-Pierre Gerth | soundediting: Oswald Schwander | sounddesign: Oswald Schwander | rerecordingsoundmix: Jörg Höhne


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