The Sound of Cologne

a film by Kristina Schippling, Nicole Wegner

The Sound of Cologne

Germany | 2020 | 93:00 min

Formal Categories

History Society Arts Musical

Content Categories

Documentary Music film
Timetravel into the heartland of electronic music: A journey through the history of electronic music from Cologne – from the 50ies until today. The film follows the roots of inventing new music from the WDR's Electronic Studio, Stockhausen, CAN, via Kompakt, A-Musik until the vivid and very diverse club scene of today. With artists such as Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay of CAN, Mouse on Mars, Marcus Schmickler, Niobe, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Lena Willikens, Barnt, Fr. Reichert – a mesmerizing portrait of a city where each and everyone is somehow interconnected.
Eine filmische Hommage an die Kölner elektronische Musikszene, die Köln zu einer Musikstadt voller Pioniere machte und, ganz außerhalb des Fokus, schlichtweg die Welt der Musik veränderte.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Kristina Schippling, Nicole Wegner (co-directing)
  • Screenwriter Sarah Schygulla
  • Director of Photography Kristina Schippling, Nicole Wegner
  • Editor Nicole Wegner
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Trajanstr. 27, 50678 Köln

Phone: +49 221 9318440
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