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Comicoperando in Amsterdam

A tribute to the music of Robert Wyatt

The project Comicoperando is a tribute to the music of Robert Wyatt, the legendary singer and drummer of the Canterbury scene, and refers to his solo album Comic Opera (2007). The project was founded by friends and long-time collaborators of Wyatt, who interpret his songs.

In May 2011, at the main Amsterdam jazz venue Bimhuis were performing: Dagmar Krause, Annie Whitehead, Karen Mantler, Michel Delville, John Edwards and Chris Cutler.

This short film contains excerpts from that concert as well as extensive interviews with musicians about their encounters with Robert Wyatt and the genesis of the Comicoperando project.

Shot at Bimhuis in Amsterdam, May 19th, 2011.

Featured songs:
1. Gloria Gloom (MacCormick/Wyatt)
2. Beware (Mantler)
3. Alifib (Wyatt)
4. Out of the Blue (Benge/Wyatt)
5. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road (Wyatt)

Dagmar Krause – vocals
Annie Whitehead – trombone, backing vocals
Karen Mantler – Hammond B3, vocals
Michel Delville – synth guitar
John Edwards – double bass
Chris Cutler – drums

A Pavel Borodin / VPRO Radio 6 production

Camera operators: Yuri Brodsky, Victor Ferin, Pavel Borodin, Anna Cherednichenko

Recording engineer: Micha de Kanter
Recording producer: Pieter van Hoogdalem
Mixing engineer: Marc Broer

Interview by Aad van Nieuwkerk

Produced by Pavel Borodin and Aad van Nieuwkerk

Directed and edited by Pavel Borodin

Comicoperando is an ExB original production
For ExB Music Productions: Alberto Lofoco

Thanks to Huub van Riel and the Bimhuis crew, Petra Moos and Indycine Kameraverleih, Kiril Asse, Yuri Brodsky, Anna Cherednichenko, Victor Ferin and Tania Rubinstein

Year of production: 2012
Duration: 38 minutes