House by the lake –


Screening in the cultural barn Gut Eibenhof


MUSIC FOR BLACK PIGEONS is a very touching Danish documentary by the directing duo Andreas Koefoed and Jørgen Leth, who explore in their film the different approaches of jazz musicians at work. They are often oddball people with no attitude, sometimes awkward in their social interactions. But with the first sound, an enchanting transformation sets in; self absorbed, the musicians find harmony and security, creating a common home beyond all differences. The bodies transfer their devotion into the visible, passionate and convulsively twitching. When the last note has faded away, one looks into their faces beaming with happiness. Over 14 years, the film accompanies a group of jazz players, asking about their emotions when they make music together. What they can hardly verbalize, the film makes furiously experiencable. An intense journey deep into the heart of jazz and into the emotional world of an eternally young awakening and discovery in music. Jazz friends such as Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian and Midori Takada also have their say and thus paint the picture of a love for this special musical genre.

Followed by a film discussion and a LIVE concert.

The duo, consisting of Nanaco Tarui (violin) and Pete Drungle (piano), moves across a broad spectrum of sound, ranging from avant-garde and free jazz to neo-baroque and beyond. Together they explore a vibrant continuum of modern music that is derived from jazz and contemporary classical sounds, with a strong emphasis on improvisation and rhythm, and have performed in Paris London New York and Berlin as well as in Japan.
5:30 pm – 7:02 pm
  • Credits

    Denmark 2022

    Length: 92 minutes

    Director: Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed

    Screenplay: Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed, Adam Nielsen

    Camera: Adam Jandrup, Dan Holmberg, Andreas Koefoed

    Version: OmU