Concert for Fukushima, Wels 2011
Concert film by Pavel Borodin featuring the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet benefit concert at the Music Unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria. Guests: Toshinori Kondo, Michiyo Yagi, Otomo Yoshihide, and Akira Sakata. It was a special wish of the curator of the 2011 Music Unlimited Festival, Peter Brötzmann, to organize a charity concert in aid of the Fukushima nuclear disaster recovery effort. For that purpose, the Chicago Tentet, one of Brötzmann's main bands for the last 15 years, invited four leading Japanese musicians to play with them for one set of approximately 25 minutes each. And it turned out to be one of the highlights of a festival that certainly was not short of highlights. Half of the proceeds raised from this benefit concert were donated to the Japanese organization "Save Takata," which is implementing restoration activities centered around the city of Rikuzentakata, where enormous losses were suffered following the Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011. The other half went to "Project Fukushima!," a multi-faceted long-term project launched, among others, by Otomo Yoshihide and determined to turn Fukushima, a name which now has a stigma attached to it worldwide, into a positive word. Shot on November 6, 2011 at Stadttheater, Wels, Austria. The entire profit of the sales of this DVD will be donated to Yoshihide's organization "Project Fukushima!". Running time: 105 minutes, color, NTSC format, region free, aspect ratio: 16:9, audio: PCM stereo. Special features: interview with Otomo Yoshihide, PanRec trailers, Trost releases.