The Sound of Cologne
Timetravel into the heartland of electronic music: A journey through the history of electronic music from Cologne – from the 50ies until today.
The film follows the roots of inventing new music from the WDR’s Electronic Studio, Stockhausen, CAN, via Kompakt, A-Musik until the vivid and very diverse club scene of today. With artists such as Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay of CAN, Mouse on Mars, Gregor Schwellenbach, Niobe, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Barnt, Lena Willickens, Fr. Reichert – a mesmerizing portrait of a city where each and everyone is somehow interconnected: Direct lines of inspiration can be drawn over several decades and different music scenes are actually closely linked by influential clubs, labels and record stores.
Immerse yourself into the inextricable relationship between electronic music and Cologne’s soundscape and architecture.