PUBLIC DOMAIN

In summer 2018, the Philharmonie Berlin performed the piece "Public Domain" composed by the American David Lang for 1000 singers. The giant choir consists of laymen, who mostly have never sung before, and semi-professional choirs from various worlds, institutions and clubs in Berlin.

One piece for 1000 voices

A film by JULIA GECHTER
GER, TV, 52 min., HD, stereo

This is exactly the idea behind the project: that social groups mix, who otherwise hardly meet, and now work together on a project. The text is about everyday things and feelings that are familiar and shared by everyone - love, transience, fear, hope and passion. The film accompanies the process from the choir rehearsals in various parts of the city to the performance in the Philharmonie. It introduces the initiators of the project with their visions and motivations and portrays six singers in their Berlin life world, who stand for many with their hopes and desires.

Team

A film by JULIA GECHTER, director's assistant: JOHANNA HUTH, camera: MIRIAM TRÖSCHER, sound: ULLA KÖSTERKE, montage: SARAH CLARA WEBER, original music: DAVID LANG'S "THE PUBLIC DOMAIN", filmmusic: BELA BRAUCKMANN, GUNTER PAPPERITZ, Camera DCH: THOMAS KUTSCHKER, 2nd unit camera: LUCA STEINER, CHAD CITTENDEN, CARLO TUOR, 2nd unit sound: JARRYD WASSINK, ENRIQUE AMIBAS, SAGIR ALIYU, commissioning editor: DOROTHEA DIEKMANN,
producers: UWE DIERKS, THOMAS GRUBE.

A BOOMTOWN MEDIA production
in collaboration with DIGITAL CONCERT HALL | BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
and THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT of the BERLIN PHILHARMONIKER
as well as MET FILMSCHOOL BERLIN.

Commissioned by RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

Worldsales by
BOOMTOWN MEDIA INTERNATIONAL.