CONNY PLANK – THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE
January 18 only
Official Selection: SXSW 2018
‘Konrad ’Conny‘ Plank is undoubtedly one of the most innovative sound designers of his time. The recordings realized in his sound studio near Cologne between the ‘60s and ‘80s, revolutionized the music world. He was the pioneer of ’Krautrock‘ and paved the way progressive, avant-garde, electronic and pop music. Bands and artists who were fathered by the sound wizard (mostly before they became world famous) all agree that their careers would have been different without the talents of Conny Plank. Kraftwerk, Neu!, Cluster, Can, Whodini, Brian Eno, DAF, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and Eurythmics are just some to be named. Conny Plank died much too early aged 47. For his wife, the actress Christa Fast, and his 13 year old son Stephan, he left behind a sound studio known to nearly all the music trade. 25 years later his son embarks on a journey to find his father, his importance and his impact. The search for the person and producer who was Conny Plank, THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE is as much a journey through music history, as that of a son getting to know his father, all played to a soundtrack that has influenced millions of music fans over three decades. Directed by Reto Caduff & Stephan Plank. Germany. 2017. HD Digital. 90 mins.
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