Look at Beethoven

Since the start of the short-film project “Look at Beethoven” in 2006, numerous original, thoughtful, poetic and witty short films on Beethoven and the annually changing themes of the Beethovenfest have been created. After six years, the film director Enrique Sánchez Lansch presented in 2012 a selection of the best of these films.

THU 20 SEP 7 p.m.

Kunstmuseum Bonn
“Look at Beethoven”
Presentation of a selection of the best short films since 2006,
with a view of the future Enrique Sánchez Lansch Presenter

Admission free
In co-operation with the Kunstmuseum Bonn


FR 14.9. 18 Uhr, Beethovenhalle, Studio
»Der Taktstock« Dokumentarfilm von Michael Wende (D 2010, 65 Min.)

MI 19.9. 17.30 Uhr, Beethovenhalle, Studio
»Crossing the Bridge« Dokumentarfilm von Fatih Akin (D 2005, 90 Min.)

FR 28.9. 18 Uhr, Beethovenhalle, Studio
»John Cage – der Klangtourist« Dokumentarfilm von Allan Miller (D 2012, 60 Min.)

SA 29.9. 17.30 Uhr, Beethovenhalle, Studio
»Pianomania« Dokumentarfilm von Robert Cibis und Lilian Franck (D 2009, 96 Min.)

Young film-makers’ project “On Equal Terms”

– sponsored by the Mercator Foundation –

While the Beethovenfest series “Look at Beethoven” has hitherto been aimed mainly at film students and young film-makers, in 2012 for the first time Bonn’s school students, in the project “Auf Augenhöhe” (“On Equal Terms”) had the opportunity to approach the theme of music through film in a one-week workshop, and in particular to follow the Orchestra Campus with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra by filming the orchestra at work. The project focused on the idea that young people from Turkey and Germany should meet “on equal terms”: while they are at the same stage in their lives, they are from very different cultural contexts. The intention was for the workshop participants to create images to accompany the sounds of the orchestra and the individual stories of the young musicians. These images would take the form of film shorts lasting up to ten minutes, while their aesthetic form could range from classical journalistic genres such as reportage and interview via music clips to poetic collage or experimental film.
The completed short films were presented for the first time on 14 March.