Efterklang - An Island (further update)
A quick update on one of my musical events of the year so far, the Efterklang film made by Vincent Moon, An Island. If this is news to you, it's been mentioned on these pages already, here and here - and here's some other background -
In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band met up on an island off the Danish coast.
The objective was to shoot a film. A film with the same length as an album, and a film full of performances, experiments and collaborations. Over an intense period of 4 days Efterklang collaborated with more than 200 local musicians, kids and parents, creating new performances and interpretations of songs from their album Magic Chairs (4AD, Rumraket 2010).
It was all filmed by Vincent Moon who same time conducted several filmic and musical experiments with Efterklang as his dedicated playmates.
An Island is an unconventional music performance film and an abstract documentary about a band and an island. The running time is 50 minutes.
Images by Vincent Moon
Sounds by Efterklang
Efterklang is Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Thomas Husmer & Rasmus Stolberg
featuring Niklas Antonson, Heather W. Broderick, Peter Broderick & Frederik Teige
Anyway, the film is now available to buy, as part of a deluxe DVD package with a live EP included, or to download on a pay-what-you-want basis. Get into it down here.
And for Corkonians (or anyone willing to travel), Efterklang are playing (with Daniel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra) as part of the Steve Reich 75th birthday event taking place in the city, on July 30th at The Savoy Theatre. Hurrah. Details here.