Paul Frick vs Leviathan

Paul Frick vs Leviathan

Rehearsal session: 28.07., 6 pm, Guttempler
Performance: 30.07., 8 pm, entrance: 7:30 pm, Guttempler

Leviathan, by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, F/UK/USA 2012, 87 Min.

Paul Frick, whose internationally successful ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick was celebrated instantly at their first gig at Berghain about ten years ago, will take the immersive experimental documentary Leviathan as a starting point for his musical staging at Howling Wolf.

The Berlin musician Paul Frick took lessons in composing by Ryun Chung at the age of twelve and studied composition at the University of the Arts from 2000 onwards. As part of Brandt Brauer Frick he plays the piano and is responsible for the compositions. Since last year Paul Frick also performs as a solo musician and he has released his debut album Second Yard Botanicals in August. In May 2019 Brandt Brauer Frick will put out their newest album.

The documentary Leviathan defies description and categorization. The film is a piece of radical cinematographic experience, a wild cosmos of images. Leviathan accompanies fishermen on their multi-day trips off the coast of New Bedford. Instead of shooting a documentary about fishing, however, the filmmakers created an abstract and immersive piece of cinema: waves, rain and hard work keep the camera continually involved. The small digital cameras move free of any restrictions. The resulting recordings are spectacular.