NOWs: Robert Lippok and Barbara Morgenstern play Light Year

27 November 2016 / Nows

LIGHT YEAR (Ljusår). Mikael Kristersson, Sweden | 2008 | 101 min



Mikael Kristersson | Sweden | 2008 | 101 min

The concert is part of IDFA 2016’s special focus program ‘The Quiet Eye’, a thematic program dedicated to the work of filmakkers who share a more contemplative approach towards documentary film production.

Award-winning Swedish director Mikael Kristersson explores the beauty and the complexity of the natural world that surrounds us by turning the camera towards his own garden in Falsterbo, an old village in the south of Sweden. Without any external narration, ‘Light Year’ shows a year in the life of the birds, insects and human beings that share the garden, creating a poetic portrait of the beauty, complexity and interconnectivity of animal, human and vegetable life.

Barbara Morgenstern (Monika Enterprise) is an electro-acoustic musician based in Berlin. One of the primary artists of Gudrun Gut’s label Monika Enterprise, she has released several albums under her own name and collaborated with artists such as Robert Wyatt and Hauschka.

Robert Lippok (Raster Noton) is a Berlin-based musician and visual artist. Together with his brother Ronald and with Stefan Schneider, he is the co-founder of the influential German electronic Krautrock group ‘To Rococo Rot’. As a solo artist and through various collaborations Lippok released various albums in a career spanning for nearly twenty years, with his latest (‘Redsuperstructure’) released by Raster Noton.

Robert Lippok and Barbara Morgenstern started worked together in 2005, with the release of the album ‘Tesri’.