June 2012, arsenal cinema

Berlin premiere: Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

ABER DAS WORT HUND BELLT JA NICHT, 2011

Can free jazz be transposed to film? Bernd Schoch accompanied the renowned Schlippenbach Trio on its annual winter journey, and also filmed them during concerts at the Jazzclub Karlsruhe from 2007 to 2010. However, his unusual film ABER DAS WORT HUND BELLT JA NICHT(D 2011) is neither the recording of a concert nor the conventional portrait of a band. While the three musicians – Paul Lovens on the drums, Evan Parker on saxophone and Alexander von Schlippenbach on piano – create their improvisations, the camera concentrates calmly on details such as the hands or head, or the intersection between the instrument and the body, where sound is created. Four musical sequences are separated by lyrical black and white images of the wintry landscape in passing. The musicians' thoughts are heard off-screen. This is a film which encourages listening and seeing and reveals what film and music can do with one another. (6.6.)

arsenal cinema: UdK-Seminar: The interview

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Nobody's Business

Nobody's Business Alan Berliner USA 1996 35 mm OV/GeS 58 min

Introduced by Yara Spaett
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Der schöne Tag

Der schöne Tag A Fine Day Thomas Arslan Germany 2001

With Serpil Turhan, Bilge Bingül, Hanns Zischler 35 mm GV 74 min

arsenal cinema: Berlin premiere: Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

Bernd Schoch Germany 2011 Music: Schlippenbach Trio DCP GV 48 min

Followed by a discussion with Bernd Schoch and Alexander von Schlippenbach