Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared

  • Stefan Schwietert
  • Switzerland, Germany
  • 2015
  • 86 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Music Documentary
Bill Drummond is driving his Land Rover right across England, from east to west, in order to compose a piece called Consider. At various points along the predetermined line of latitude, he asks random people to let him record them singing a note or verse, and so become members of The 17. At the end of his journey he’ll use the recordings to create a composition/performance. The project is Drummond’s response to music platforms such as iTunes, where an infinite amount of music is constantly available. Drummond previously made other provocative interactive music works, including Listen Hard, which requires audience members to close their eyes and listen to ambient sounds for a period of time. All of Drummond’s works illustrate his belief that everything is music, and everybody is musical. Director Stefan Schwietert follows this musical maverick on his route through rural England and reveals his musical philosophy in his brief encounters with the people who temporarily join The 17. In the 1980s and 1990s, Drummond was a member of the highly successful band The KLF, who burned £1 million in cash at the height of their fame. He explains why music by The KLF can no longer be heard anywhere. At the end of the film, he invites viewers to put their pulses to music and become a member of The 17!

Credits

  • 86 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
Director
Stefan Schwietert
Production
Helge Albers for Achtung Panda! Media GmbH, Cornelia Seitler for maximage GmbH, Brigitte Hofer for maximage GmbH
Cinematography
Adrian Stähli
Editing
Florian Miosge, Frank Brummundt
Sound
Dieter Meyer, Jean-Pierre Gerth

IDFA history

2015
Dutch Premiere
Music Documentary

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