DirectorDietmar Post and Lucia Palacios Release date2009 (2009) WriterLucia Palacios (script), Dietmar Post (script) DirectorsLucia Palacios, Dietmar Post SequelFaust: Live at Klangbad Festival CastHans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Steven Wray Lobdell, Daniel Padden, Eckhardt Marheinecke ScreenplayLucia Palacios, Dietmar Post Similar moviesLucia Palacios and Dietmar Post directed Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows and Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback
Klangbad: Avant-garde in the meadows is a 2009 feature length documentary film about the famous open air music festival "Klangbad" curated by Hans Joachim Irmler, one of the founding members of Faust (band). The film was produced and directed by the award-winning filmmakers Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios. The film was shot on location in August 2005 in the small village of Scheer.
There are mainly two kinds of rock festivals: the usual ones and the adventurous-creative ones. The former present music, which everyone already knows. The others got their finger at the pulse of time and put their ear into niches and near boundary zones. They point out up-to-date trends, present upcoming musicians and bands, make new musical experiences and discoveries possible. The Klangbad festival at Scheer near Sigmaringen, South Germany, certainly belongs to this category and is the real festival insiders tip for open ears.
The sleepy, picturesque appearing village invites you to a musical provocative, avantgardistic-innovative journey, packed with surprises, crossing various genres.
Far away from the nowadays usual chart monotony and the artistic mainstreams, international artists meet local bands, which indeed differ in style, popularity and stage experience, but comply anyhow in one concise criterion: The love to authentic, expressive music.
Filmmakers Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios in their film portrait the festival in the style of other Direct Cinema films, such as, Monterey Pop.
Bands / Songs
Minit â€“ Motels & Bars
Jutta Koether â€“ Fresh Aufhebung
Steven W. Lobdell â€“ More Rock, Less Talk
Kammerflimmer Kollektief â€“ Hausen
Cpt. Howdy â€“ Nervous
Faust â€“ Dont Look Back
The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden â€“ Singing Norway To Sleep
Nista Nije Nista â€“ Amalo
The DVD release of the film contains as bonus material an additional film by the title Faust: Live at Klangbad Festival. It shows an entire concert by the German avant-garde pop band Faust (band).
Lucia Palacios and Dietmar Post directed Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows and Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback. Dietmar Post directed Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows and Bowl of Oatmeal. The Fallen (2004).
â€œStrolling the festival venue one might sense the attitude of mind Krautrock still stands for: no bouncers, no stupid marketing games, no bungee jumping. The calm atmosphere at the Klangbad Festival almost could be seen as something political. Here everything seems possible.â€� (Andi Schoon, Die ZEIT)