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Watch a short extract from Filme I, a compilation of work by percussionist Sven-Åke Johansson. Filme I is reviewed by Nick Cain in The Wire 358.

Nick Cain writes: "Over the past decade, the Berlin based Swedish percussionist Sven-Åke Johansson has undertaken an intensive process of self-documentation, issuing more than two dozen releases on his own SÅJ label. They catalogue his multifarious musical activities over the past four decades, surveying the bewilderingly diverse range of styles in which he operates. Since he moved to Berlin in the late 1960s, Johansson has also regularly worked in different artforms, collaborating with visual artists, contributing to theatrical productions, producing musical sculptures for galleries, and staging large-scale public works."

The above segment is directed by Teresa Iten. The Filme I DVD is out on Johansson's SÅJ label.