Screening of 9 Futures music documentary film produced by Theo Cook and The Wire contributor Nathan Budzinski
This November, Copenhagen DOX Festival will screen a new documentary produced by Theo Cook and The Wire's Nathan Budzinski. Called 9 Futures: Sounds Fragmenting, the film looks at the music festival network European Cities Of Advanced Sound (aka ECAS), and how their ideas about the future of experimental music and festivals are interpreted by the artist communities involved. Over a period of six months between September 2014 and February 2015, Cook and Budzinzki travelled throughout Europe, visiting nine different festivals. These included TodaysArt in The Hague, Cimatics in Brussels, Musikprotokoll in Graz, Skanu Mezs in Riga, Unsound in Krakow, Insomnia in Tromsø, Cynetart in Dresden, CTM in Berlin and FutureEverything in Manchester. Talking about the project, Budzinski says, "Me and Theo tried to capture the in-betweens, the labour, the aftermath of each festival – sort of their own individual spirit. It's not really a documentary in the old fashioned sense, but more like fragments stitched together late at night with little sleep and in a less than sober state – something that we thought reflected the contingency, imagination and energy of all the festivals, and how they each harnessed all that in their own ways."
Screening will take place on 8 November at Copenhagen’s Dagmar Teatret and 11 November at Vester Vov Vov. More information can be found at their website.