As a Berlin premiere of the new documentary film Image Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared for KLF member Bill Drummond and director Stefan Schwietert will present a screening of their new movie and hold an audience discussion afterwards.
South Africa-born and Scotland borderlands-raised singer/songwriter/producer Bill „King Boy D“ Drummond has been shocking audiences since the late ’70s. Together with his long time partner, Jimmy „Rockman Rock“ Cauty, he was the co-founder of late 1980s avant-garde pop group The KLF and its 1990s media-manipulating successor, the K Foundation, with which he burned a million pounds in 1994.
Like the Monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Drummond has always been a step ahead of human evolution, guiding us on. Manager of The Teardrop Explodes, co-inventor of ambient and trance house, number one pop star, situationist pagan, folk troubadour, pan-dimensional zanarchist gentleman of leisure…and then, he THROWS IT ALL AWAY, machine-guns the audience and dumps a dead sheep on the doorstep of the Brit Awards and vanishes to build dry-stone walls.
Drummond is many things, and one of those things is a magician. Many of his schemes… involve symbolically-weighted acts conducted away from the public gaze and documented only by Drummond himself and his participating comrades. Nevertheless, they are intended to have an effect on a worldful of people unaware that the act in question has taken place. That is magical thinking. Art is magic, and so is pop. Bill Drummond is a cultural magician…“ (Charles Shaar Murray in The Independent).
Imagine waking up tomorrow morning
and all music has disappeared.
All musical instruments, all forms
of recorded music, gone.
A world without music.
What is more, you cannot even remember
what music sounded like or how it was made.
You can only remember that it had existed and that it
had been important to you and your civilisation.
And you long to hear it once more.
Then imagine people coming together to make music
with nothing but their voices and with no knowledge of
what music should sound like.
The music they would make is that of The17.
IMAGINE WAKING UP TOMORROW AND ALL MUSIC HAS DISAPPEARED Film Premiere
Monday 19th October 2015 | Start 20:00
Hackesche Höfe Kino | Rosenthaler Straße 40-41 | 10178 Berlin-Mitte