Sound pioneer behind krautrock and neue deutsche welle is the subject of a new documentary, screening in the UK this summer
As announced last year, a documentary about German studio giant Konrad ‘Conny’ Plank has been made, with the production company Burning Bridges finally putting dates in the diary for some UK screenings. Directed by Reto Caduff and Stephan Plank (Conny's son), Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise examines the legacy of the West German sound engineer, producer and musician who died aged 47, having worked with a wide range of artists including Neu!, Kraftwerk, Cluster, Guru Guru, La Düsseldorf, Michael Rother, Eurythmics, Karl Hyde, DAF, Ultravox, and Dieter Moebius.
Dates are: Goethe-Institut London on 29 August, Showroom Cinema Sheffield (30), Home Manchester (31), and Goethe-Institut Glasgow on 1 September. More information can be found on the film's Facebook page, and you can watch a trailer below.