A music documentary by Antoine Prum
LUX/UK 2014, 144 min., Dolby 5.1/Stereo, French subtitles
With Steve Beresford, Adam Bohman, Sarah Gail Brand, John Butcher, Lol Coxhill, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Max Eastley, John Edwards, Caroline Kraabel, Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Maggie Nicols, Steve Noble, Eddie Prévost, John Russell, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson, Roger Turner, Alex Ward, Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston a.o.
Stewart Lee conversations
Tony Bevan artistic advisor
Taking the Dog for a Walk maps the scene of British Improvisers, past and present, retracing the road that led from its emergence and emancipation in the 1960s to the recent (albeit small) surge in popularity as talented new players and dynamic venues are coming to the fore.
In his search for the ‘Britishness’ of British Free Improvised Music, Prum is assisted by bass sax player Tony Bevan and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee, who talk to musicians from different generations and backgrounds to uncover the specifics of a genre that refutes the very notion of genre. Alternating with extended live music sequences, the conversations gravitate around the idiosyncrasies of improvisation, from playing in front of the proverbial ‘four men and a dog’ to pursuing a career in a milieu where success is not measured by mainstream criteria.
Internationale Solidarität –
Kapital Band 1
intercommunal dialogue 1&2 –
2x 12" 45 rpm
François Tusques & Sunny Murray
Liz Allbee / Annette Krebs / Sven-Åke Johansson
Jan Jelinek/Sven-Åke Johansson
Blue for a Moment
Just Not Cricket! – Box set of 4 x 180g LPs
Blue for a Moment –
Blue for a Moment Vinyl Box Set
Sven-Åke Johansson et al.
Hudson Songs –
Hudson Songs LP
Ein Abend in Pöseldorf –
Ein Abend in Pöseldorf LP
Alexander von Schlippenbach / Sven-Åke Johansson
Burkhard Beins / Rhodri Davies / Sven-Åke Johansson
Das Marschorchester –
Das Marschorchester 2LP
Berolina Suite –
Berolina Suite 2LP
Barcelona Series trio