A film by Efterklang and Vincent Moon, launching on YouTube on 21st May.
In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band met up on an island off the Danish coast.
The objective was to shoot a film. A film with the same length as an album, and a film full of performances, experiments and collaborations. Over an intense period of 4 days Efterklangcollaborated with more than 200 local musicians, kids and their own parents, creating new performances and interpretations of songs from their album ‘Magic Chairs’ (4AD, Rumraket 2010).
It was all filmed by Vincent Moon who same time conducted several filmic and musical experiments with Efterklang as his dedicated playmates.
‘An Island’ premiered January 31st 2011 and the following two months the film was screened for more than 50.000 people via 1178 Private-Public Screenings in private homes around the world. The Private-Public Screening idea was developed by Efterklang and Vincent Moon and the rules are very simple. Anyone can host a screening as long as it is public with a minimum capacity of 5 people and free entrance.
The Guardian *****: “The film ‘An Island’ is a heartwarmingly soulful portrait of the band in their natural habitat on the small Baltic island of Als”
Music performed by Efterklang’s 8 piece live-band anno 2010:
Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Thomas Husmer, Rasmus Stolberg, Niklas Antonson, Frederik Teige, Heather W. Broderick, Peter Broderick and guests.
Directed and filmed by Vincent Moon
Produced by: Rasmus Stolberg
Edited by Lucas Archambault & Vincent Moon
Recordings by: Anders Boll & Nils Frahm
Audio mix: Mads Brauer & Nils Frahm