Conny Plank: The Potential Of Noise
Born in Germany, Conny Plank was one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, producing recordings that revolutionized music that still is as valid as ever. In the 70s and 80s, artists such as Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gianna Nannini, Ultravox and the Eurythmics queued to record in Conny Plank’s studio, a farmhouse near Cologne.
Producer, sound engineer and musician, Plank covered a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. He passed away at just 47, leaving behind a wife, actress Christa Fast and a 13-year-old-son, Stephan.
Now, 20 years on, Stephan sets out to trace his father’s footsteps, the film taking a journey through music history as well as around the world, to give an unusually intimate and emotional view of the artists, their work with Conny Plank and the massive musical legacy he left behind.