OVERVIEW

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH IS A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A UNIQUE VISIT OF THE MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (MKO) TO PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA. IN ADDITION TO JOINT ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS AT THE PYONGYANG KIM WON GYUN CONSERVATORY, THE MKO CONDUCTED ONE-TO-ONE CHAMBER MUSIC CLASSES WITH NORTH KOREAN STUDENTS.

AFTER 3 DAYS OF REHEARSALS THE GERMAN-KOREAN ENSEMBLE PERFORMED IN A CLOSING CONCERT AT THE CONSERVATORY. THE GOETHE INSTITUT KOREA ARRANGED THIS CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTER TO ONE OF THE MOST INTERNATIONALLY ISOLATED PLACES IN THE WORLD. I WAS INVITED FROM SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, AS A DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER TO JOIN AND DOCUMENT THIS SPECIAL EVENT IN FORM OF A SHORT DOCUMENTARY.

THIS FILM HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH A VIMEO STAFF PICK AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE GERMAN WEB VIDEO AWARD IN 2013.

DIRECTOR

NILS CLAUSS

PRODUCTION

A CONTENTED PRODUCTION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GOETHE INSTITUT KOREA

VIDEO

PLEASE CLICK THE “CC” TAB IN THE LOW RIGHT SIDE CORNER OF THE VIDEO PLAYER FOR ENGLISH OR KOREAN SUBTITLES.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

STEFAN DREYER

PRODUCER

REIMER VOLKER

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER

NILS CLAUSS

EDITOR

NILS CLAUSS, STUART HOWE

SOUND RECORDIST

HAN SONG HILTMANN

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

JOEL ROBERTSON

SPECIAL THANKS TO

MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, NORTH KOREAN-GERMAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION, PYONGYANG KIM WON GYUN CONSERVATORY