A film by Jellie Dekker

Price : 25,90 € + postage
Purchase order-No: DVD 017

The Netherlands 2005, 77 min., colour + b/w, OV w/ engl. ST
Format: DVD

Photography: Daniel Gallenkamp, Wolter Wierbos, Jellie Dekker
Still photography: Pieter Boersma
Sound: Dick Lucas
Editing: Jellie Dekker
Artwork: Han Bennink
Cover Design: Piet Gerards Ontwerpers
Production: DATA Records

Documentary film about the Dutch composer, pianist, bandleader and improviser Misha Mengelberg.
With statements by Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Louis Andriessen, Ab Baars, Tobias Delius, Guus Janssen, Tomoko Mukayama, Wim T. Schippers, Rik Schipper, Pieter Boersma) and concert excerpts with the ICP-Orchestra.
Rare Extra-Material.

Music fragments and statements give a clear insight in mengelberg´s unique way of thinking and working. Historical film material shows how Mengelberg developed from classic composing by jazz influences to become the ´godfather´ of Dutch improvised music.

Music by:
Misha Mengelberg (piano)
Mary Oliver (violin & viola)
Tristan Honsinger (cello)
Ernst Glerum (bass)
Tobias Delius (tenorsaxophone & clarinet)
Ab Baars (tenorsaxophone & clarinet)
Michael Moore (altosaxophone & clarinet)
Thomas Heberer (trumpet)
Wolter Wierbos (trombone)
Han Bennink (drums)

Pief - Cat on the piano, short film by Misha Mengelberg, 1967, 1:53
Eeko - Duet by Misha Mengelberg and his parrott 1972, 3:13
With Sincerest Regards from the Camel, 2005, ICP Orchestra and Anthony Braxton, 40:22
Improvisation, Duo Mengelberg/Bennink, 2004, 6:28
Kneef (MM), 4:08
Gare Guillemin, Duo Mengelberg/Dave Douglas, 2004, 7:36
Kachel (MM), 2:36
Baltimore Oriole, ICP Orchestra, 2006, 5:55

Jellie Dekker has been a director of music and dance programs at NPS-TV. She directed operas (´Aus Deutschland´/Maurizio Kagel), ´A King Riding´/Klaas de Vries, ballets (Romeo and Julia, The Nutcracker, The Green Table) as well as productions by contemporary choreographers like Van Dantzig, Duato and Van Manen. Her own, though smaller scale productions comprise ´Sulphur´, a dance movie, and ´Instant Steps´, one of her most recent documentaries on dance improviser Michael Schumacher. Both films were shown on festivals worldwide.


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