All Tomorrow’s Parties

All Tomorrows Parties

All Tomorrow’s Parties

               Genre: Documentary, Music Film
               England, Camber Sands, Music Festival, Alternative Music

A Do-It-Yourself concert film

  No future without a past: In a furious, to the catchy beat of the soundtrack cut assembly of the All Tomorrow’s Parties music film narrates how it all began in Camber Sands. The small town in East Sussex on the south coast of England has always been a popular holiday resort with an impressive dunes. In the 1950s and 1960s was located there Pontins Holiday Camp a much frequented resort, which now is no longer in operation – with one exception. Since 1999, here is (and shortly thereafter held in Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Minehead, Somerset), namely, a special kind of music festival that is called All Tomorrow’s Parties and as Gegenfestival alternative to the commercially-oriented events in Reading and understands Glastonbury. The special feature of All Tomorrow’s Parties (the title comes from a song by the Velvet Underground): Each festival is curated by a single artist who chooses the music every so often in person and then compile a program to his liking – with the focus general are likely to bands from the area of post-rock, avant-garde and underground music is hip-hop. “It’s the ultimate mix tape,” said Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, who curated the 2002er Ausgabe described, once the approach of the festival. Meanwhile, the attitudes are so antikommerzielle (waived entirely on the festival sponsors) and the intimate atmosphere of the festival became so successful that it is conducted outside of England – 2009 found that only an ATP (instead of the abbreviation) in Australia, since 2002 it is already in the USA.

As a visual mixtape looks like the film, the history of the festival is now documented. And this is mainly due to the large number of sources, which was compiled from All Tomorrow’s Parties: Historical Super8 recordings are standing next to cell phone records and professionally recorded scenes alongside amateur material – and the whole thing much more often at the same time, if split screens, the screen is divided sectors. The result is mainly due to the absolute and worth seeing hörens-oriented music and the beats used as clocks for the raw material.

Although Jonathan Caouette, Tarnation already celebrated with Cannes and Sundance as a prodigy, nominally as guiding spirit and Co-director is conducted: All Tomorrow’s Parties marked a new way of filmmaking, the cinema as a kind of open-source project and therefore understand marks a first step towards a rejection of a clearly identifiable director and author of a film. And so it is only logical that when the directors of this film will be “All Tomorrow’s People called the” first and Caouette are more likely to be seen as a kind of curator. Although primarily the result of something for the fans of various bands and the supporters of the festival is and more like a kind of collective diary acts – the radical democratic approach is always fascinating and open atmosphere characterized by conclusive. The film also documents a trend in the music industry, which tells of the crisis and the strategies to deal with it: All over the world take care of musicians and bands are increasingly marketing themselves to win and thus their own music back. The fact that the film is now in a similar way, professional structures, initiative and experience to the Community principle rises, as does the festival, which is quite remarkable and could also in some niches of the film industry are creating new momentum.

We must only wonder whether this example will set a precedent. Speaking of school: Perhaps it would be indeed one of those fields in which might arise in the future, more such projects: with a professional director as impetus and a group of dedicated amateurs who each contribute all together for themselves and their share of the project – true to the motto that not one of the authors, but the work. And that would be given the debates over copyright and performance rights, a step out of the vicious circle of “old” and “new” structures of thought about art and the creators of art. Although the film had a swan song, the music industry as we know it so far, it still marked in relation to the medium of film, a new, forward-looking strategy. That’s right a little.

(Joachim hopefully short)

, since 25 February 2010, the film is in Germany on the road, the DVD is at 16.4. 2010 appear.

Title: All Tomorrow’s Parties Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 2009 Length: 82 (Min) of material: Rapid Eye Movies tone / language: OmdU

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