Saturday, May 28, 2011
"An Island" ... a film by Efterklang and Vincent Moon
I'm a fan of Efterklang and their unique brand of imaginative and experimental rock music. Their third album Magic Chairs has an almost permanent place on my iPhone.
In August 2010, the band met up with French filmmaker Vincent Moon on an island off the Danish coast to film something very special indeed. During the 4 days they were on the island... they collaborated with more than 200 local musicians, kids and even their own parents, to create new performances and interpretations of songs from Magic Chairs.
The result is not solely a "rockumentary" nor is it just a concert film... its something more... something wonderfully abstract, delicate and beautiful.
The film has been doing the rounds after its premier in January, 2011. It has been screened in various venues... following a very innovative philosophy: Anyone could host a screening but it needed to be public, have a minimum capacity of 5 people and free entrance.
I missed this and would have loved to have hosted a screening. However, its now possible to get a copy of the film... either as a DVD or a pay-what-you-want download. Watch these trailers to get a feel for the film...