“Stupid Things Are Best”: Conny Plank – The Potential of Noise

Fox, Neil (2018) “Stupid Things Are Best”: Conny Plank – The Potential of Noise. The Quietus, N/A. ISSN N/A

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Abstract / Summary

Conny Plank died when his son Stephan was only thirteen years old. The opening stages of this music documentary about the pioneering music producer, directed by Stephan with Reto Caduff, see Stephan embarking on a journey to discover more about his father. The footage, of differing cities and modes of transportation is underscored by one of Plank’s earliest and most seminal productions, ‘Hallogallo’ by Neu!. The footage conveys visually the cinematic feeling of motion, urbanity, and the modern that is conjured in sound by the music that Plank made his name bringing to life in the studio. Alongside Neu!, Plank produced early works by Kraftwerk and Harmonia before spreading his wings and becoming the producer and engineer of choice for pop behemoths such as Devo, the Eurythmics, Ultravox, Scorpions, and many more. Most of who feature in the film eulogising about Plank’s work.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: N/A
Subjects: Film & TV
Film & TV > Film > International Film
Writing & Journalism > Journalism
Music
Music > Popular Music
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
Depositing User: Neil Fox
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 14:54
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3003

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