Music For Black Pigeons
Music for Black Pigeons is the first collaboration between Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed. The film poses existential questions to influential jazz players such as Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, Midori Takada and many others: How does it feel to play, and what does it mean to listen? What is it like to be a human being and spending your whole life trying to express something through sounds? The characters wake up, rehearse, record, perform and talk about music. In some moments they are on the edge, the edge of existence, constantly challenging themselves. They listen. They devote themselves to finding a space to create a connection to something bigger than themselves. Something that will outlast all of us.
Cast: Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Manfred Eicher, Midori Takada, Paul Motian, Thomas Morgan, Bill Frisell, Mark Turner, Joe Lovano, Andrew Cyrille, Palle Mikkelborg, Jon Christensen
Crew: Adam Nielsen (Editor), Adam Nielsen (Writer), Jørgen Leth (Director), Jørgen Leth (Writer), Dan Holmberg (Cinematography)
Runtime: 92 minutes