Music for Black Pigeons


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jul 20 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jul 21 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andreas Koefoed
Jørgen Leth
Cast:Jakob Bro
Lee Konitz
Midori Takada
Thomas Morgan
Mark Turner
Screenwriter:Jørgen Leth
Andreas Koefoed
Adam Nielsen


An informed and intimate portrayal of the jazz scene that offers revelatory glimpses for fans of the genre, MUSIC FOR BLACK PIGEONS strikes a universal chord in its pursuit of wider questions centered around creativity. How does it feel to play? What does it mean to listen? Is it even possible to put the emotions of music into words?


Paying tribute to the time-honored jazz tradition of simply "letting the tape roll", the filmmakers capture intimate, improvised moments between pioneers of experimental music at recording spaces in New York, Copenhagen and Lugano. Unpredictable live jams are interspersed with illuminating portraits of those participating, such as Danish guitar player and composer Jakob Bro, celebrated jazz saxophonists Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Mark Turner, innovative double bassist Thomas Morgan, guitarist Bill Frisell, avant-garde jazz drummers Joey Baron and Andrew Cyrille, trumpet player Palle Mikkelborg, percussionist Midori Takada, and many more.