Video: NTSC, aspect ratio: 16:9
Audio: PCM stereo
Special features: Interview with Yoshihide Otomo (3 min); PanRec trailers; Trost releases
DVD release date: April 1, 2013
This DVD is a co-production by PanRec and Trost Records.
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The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet plus guests Toshinori Kondo, Michiyo Yagi, Yoshihide Otomo and Akira Sakata – Wels 2011
It was a special wish of the curator of the 2011 Music Unlimited Festival (Wels, Austria), Peter Brötzmann, to organize a charity concert in aid of the Fukushima nuclear disaster recovery effort. For that purpose, the Chicago Tentet, one of Brötzmann’s main bands since 15 years, invited four leading Japanese musicians to play with them for one set of approximately 25 minutes each. And it turned out to be a highlight of the festival that certainly was not short of highlights.
Half of the proceeds raised from this benefit concert were donated to the Japanese organization Save Takata, which is implementing restoration activities centered around the city of Rikuzentakata, where enormous losses were suffered following the Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011. The other half went to Project Fukushima!, a multi-faceted long-term project launched, among others, by Yoshihide Otomo and determined to turn Fukushima, a name which now has a stigma attached to it worldwide, into a positive word.
Shot on November 6, 2011 at Stadttheater in Wels, Austria.
The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet:
Peter Brötzmann – reeds
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Mats Gustafsson – saxophones
Joe McPhee – trumpet
Johannes Bauer – trombone
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Per-Åke Holmlander – tuba
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello, electric guitar
Kent Kessler – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Michael Zerang – drums
A Pavel Borodin / Waschaecht production
Directed and edited by Pavel Borodin
Produced by Pavel Borodin and Wolfgang Wasserbauer
Director of photography: Dieter Neuhaus
Camera operators: Jaromír Kačer, Elisabeth Schedlberger
Sound recording by Manuel Mitterhuber, Jürgen Luft. Sound mix by Manuel Mitterhuber
Assisted by Victor Ferin, Petr Slabý, Christoph Stadler
Year of production: 2012
Duration: 105 minutes