Konrad von Abel & Musical Phenomenology


In 2011 we started a long-term documentary film project inspired by Konrad von Abel’s unique approach to music based on Sergiu Celibidache’s teachings. We follow Konrad von Abel and some of his students working on the score, rehearsing with ensembles and orchestra.

We are very happy to be working with cinematographer Gisela Tuchtenhagen.
Her approach to filming is one of moving with her camera, allowing herself to become part of the process and to participate in the development of the musicians.

The challenge is to not be lost in a concept. The phenomenology of music is not a system, not based on an idea. It is to understand the appropriation of music as a constantly renewable process – as part of achieving a broader perspective – not only in music.