To B or to B Flat - The Composer Boudewijn Buckinx

To B or to B Flat - The Composer Boudewijn BuckinxTo B or to B Flat - Der Komponist Boudewijn Buckinx

Filmforum, Germany 2019, 88 Min., flem., engl. OV, ger. st

Who comes up with the idea of writing “Nine Unfinished Symphonies”? Or “1001 Sonatas for Violin and Piano” – each about a minute long, but when combined one of the longest works ever? The Belgian postmodern composer Boudewijn Buckinx (b. 1945) deals with music history in a playful way. His work seems familiar, yet always confounds anew. “Daisies on a meadow” is how he once described his sonatas, which take the lead role in this film – alongside the Spanish sun and Belgian rain. With Buckinx, you always have to be prepared for surprises. “Why is my music so simple? Why is my music so complex?” – With a wink, he repeatedly gives new answers to these questions, thus giving an insight into his artistic position.

Director Viola Rusche, Hauke Harder

Producer Viola Rusche, Hauke Harder

Cast Boudewijn Buckinx, Daan Vandewalle, Yves Senden


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