Bernard Josse – Soldier of the Road: A Portrait of Peter Brötzmann [+Extras] (2012)

“How do you become Peter Brötzmann? How do you become what you are: a painter, a musician, an absolute artist? Europe was nothing but a ruin and shame possessed the heart of the young Germans. They needed to invent, scream, regain a lost brotherhood. Overcome this silence! That’s how some young German, British, Dutch, Belgian… musicians made Europe exist long before Maastrich and have kept on cherishing, imperturbably, their freedom! They are no longer twenty-year-olds, but others have followed. They set themselves one constraint: reinvent everything every time. A way to take the very instant into account, to let the unexpected in, to match to the world.

This film came out of an irrepressible desire to hear Peter Brötzmann’s music live, to record his sounds as he crafted them, to film the energy and the freedom of this man. I knew the old vinyl covers he had designed as well as his posters, but the discovery of his painting was a revelation, Above all, as we discussed, enjoying a good cigare, I discoverd a sensitive, open minded man. It was a privilege…”-Soldier of the Road

Interviews – Jost Gebers (FMP); Evan Parker; Han Bennink; Fred Van Hove; Peter Brotzmann; Michael Wertmueller [30 minutes]

Performances – Sonore in Wuppertal, Germany 2008; Chicago Tentet in Amsterdam, Holland 2009; The Damage is Done Quartet in Montreuil, France 2009; Fred Van Hove solo in Antwerpen, Belgium 2009.

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