Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared

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Documentary, 86 min.


by Stefan Schwietert

Switzerland / Germany, April 2015

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.


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Directed by: Stefan Schwietert
Written by: Stefan Schwietert

World Premiere: April 2015
Original Version: English (german/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 86 min.

ISAN: 0000-0003-A880-0000-1-0000-0000-Y

Production: maximage GmbH, Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln
Producer: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Helge Albers
Executive Producer: Cornelia Seitler

Cinematography: Adrian Stähli
Editing: Frank Brummundt, Florian Miosge
Location Sound Mix: Dieter Meyer, Jean-Pierre Gerth
Sound Editing: Oswald Schwander
Sound Design: Oswald Schwander
Rerecording Sound Mix: Jörg Höhne

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World Rights: maximage GmbH

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Distribution Switzerland: Look Now!
Distribution Germany: Real Fiction Filmverleih

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary Film 2016 (Nomination)
  • Nyon, Visions du Réel, Sesterce d'argent SRG SSR pour le meilleur long métrage suisse 2015
  • Warsaw, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Chopin Nose Award for The Best Music Film 2015

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