How Long is Now
how long is now
A movie by Danielle de Picciotto
Sound by Alexander Hacke
Edited by Sylvia Steinhaeuser
Languages: Czech, Finish, German, French, English, Turkish
Duration: 90 Minutes
Label: potomak c&p 2010
available to buy at
Premiere: 27th October 2010
Kino Central, Hackische Hoefe, Berlin. 6pm
DVD is available on Potomak/neubauten.org and during the Einstuerzende Neubauten 3 Decades tour as merchandice
In 2007 the internationally known artist couple Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke decided to create an audio/visual interpretation of the novel "The Ship Of Fools" by Sebastian Brant. Although this book was written in 1495, it has remained contemporary up till today with its satirical depiction of the human condition.
Curious to hear what other artists would come up with for such a show, Danielle and Alexander then invited international colleagues, specialized in unusual instruments or dance, to participate. The fascinating journey through time and space, which is documented here, is a wonderful collage of mesmerizing concerts, humorous stories on why the musicians decided to play specific instruments and vivid interviews with performers on how they think mankind has developed over the last 500 years.
This documentary is a must have for all that love adventure in music and unexpected endings.
Participation of and interviews with:
Alexander Hacke (Einstuerzende Neubauten) & Danielle de Picciotto.
Dana Gingras, Jordi Rosen, Marie Brassard, Lysanne Thibodeau.
Pavel Zajcek (Plastic People of The Universe), Tomáš Turek (Prague Radio Wave), Petre Venrbec, Jiří Kollman, Adrian Stout (Tiger Lillies).
Murat Ertel (BabaZula), Fakih Kademoğlu Nourah, Cennet, Aylin Gungor /James Hakan Dedeoglu (Bant Magazine).
Tero Vanttinen ("Cleaning Women"), Pekko Käppi, Jari Suominen, Kaisa El Ramly.
Trinity Sarratt and Luscious Lloyd (Cry Babies), Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring (Stereo Total), Robert Rutman, NU UNRUH (Einstürzende Neubauten), Rob Gutowski, Yoyo Röhm.