Video: NTSC, aspect ratio: 4:3
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD release date: July 6, 2012
This DVD is a co-production by PanRec and Jozef Cseres’s HEyeRMEarS Discorbie label.
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hans w. koch / Thomas Lehn / Ben Patterson / Jozef Cseres
Final Piano Music for 8 Hands and Tools
Despite all iconoclastic attitudes, the action of dissecting a piano, when executed right, is an orgiastic celebration of sound by itself, and the swan-song of a piano dying is rare enough to witness.
An August Förster grand piano built on November 6, 1901 in Löbau (Saxony), serial number 11825. It has been delivered to Dortmund, where it has survived two world wars, but after all the aggregated damage it was designated for demolition in 1977. Thomas Lehn has rescued it for practising, and in 1982 it ended up in the apartment in cologne, where hans w. koch has been living since 2000. After 8 years, he had to make room and took the opportunity to give the old grand a proper farewell during the cologne art fair.
- hans w. koch, composer/performer and producer of the requiem. Owner of the piano.
- Thomas Lehn, synthesizer virtuoso and pianist. Previous owner of the piano.
- Ben Patterson, artist and composer with ample experience in dealing with pianos.
- Jozef Cseres, aesthetician and performer. Never played neither owned a piano.
Directed, produced and edited by Pavel Borodin
Camera operators: Pavel Borodin, Sergey Esau, Victor Ferin, Rustam Sadykov
Sound recording by Thomas Lehn
Special thanks to Ferenc Kahlesz, Jacob Mostovoy, Hermann-Christoph Müller, Indycine Kameraverleih
Year of production: 2012
Duration: 61 minutes