MUSIC FOR BLACK PIGEONS | SCREENING & DIRECTOR TALK
March 25—7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From filmmakers Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed, Music for Black Pigeons is a documentary record of one film crew’s 14-year journey across North America, Europe, and Japan on the trail of legendary Danish jazz composer Jakob Bro. The milieu they end up in contains musicians of all generations and nationalities, as Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Midori Takada and others make special appearances through their work with Bro. Music for Black Pigeons is a testament not only to the diverse and innovative methods of the musicians documented, but also to the unique energy and camaraderie generated when great minds collaborate.
Shooting in the time-honored improvisational mode of “letting the tape roll”, Leth and Koefoed’s film is as improvisational as the artmaking process it sheds light on. Moving between hallowed recording spaces of the experimental music world in New York, Copenhagen, and Lugano, the film includes interviews with fixtures of the scene like jazz saxophonist Mark Turner, double bassist Thomas Morgan, avant-garde jazz drummers Joey Baron and Andrew Cyrille, trumpet player Palle Mikkelborg and many more.
Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed will be present after the screening for a film talk and Q&A.