Black Mountain - A Reinterpretation Of Parsifal

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 11 July 2016 | 7:21:00 pm

Nicholas Mockridge, from the artists collective known as "Like a Wild Beast’s Fur,” directed Black Mountain - a short, experimental film based on Parsifal - condensed onto ten minutes.

Said Mockbridge of the film and its "Techo" soundtrack, "“Basically, he (Wagner) invented film music, in a way. These are really simple chord progressions that narrate the story, and we took these chord progressions together with Moritz von Oswald, who created a techno soundtrack with them,”

Discussing the short film its Kundry, Canadian electronic musician and performance artist, "Peaches" said:

“It’s just really difficult because of the whole opera style. So it’s more like a pastiche - or just like fragments of an opera - but I guess it relates to the future; how our attention span is quite short and our technology is quite vast.”

 



BLACK MOUNTAIN
A new interpretation of Wagners Parsifal
by LAWBF, Moritz von Oswald and Jan Engel
Ein Zeitgeist Projekt der AUDI AG

A collaboration by

LIKE A WILD BEAST'S FUR

MORITZ VON OSWALD

JAN ENGEL

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BLACK MOUNTAIN
inspired by Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL


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CAST
in order of appearance

Jacques Palminger
as
Gurnemanz

Tómas Lemarquis
as
Parsifal

Volker Spengler
as
Titurel

Andreas Pietschmann
as
Amfortas

VER.u.s.c.h.k.A
as
Motif of Suffering

Sven Marquardt
as
Motif of the Grail

Alexander Scheer
as
Klingsor

Peaches
as
Kundry

Jasna Fritzi Bauer
as
Flower Maiden

Nina Kraviz
as
Motif of Salvation

Director Nicholas Mockridge

Lilja Rupprecht

Script & Development
Nicholas Mockridge
Lilja Rupprecht
Anika Steinhoff
Jan Engel

Dramaturgy Anika Steinhoff

Dramaturgical Consultant Katharina Wagner

Research / Advisor Prof. Dr. Holger Noltze


Creative & Line Producer Marina Izquierdo

Production Manager Daniel Cupic
Frauke Carstensen (AUDI AG)

Director of Photography Moritz Grewenig

Sebastian Pircher / Impulskontrolle

Camera Assistant Nicola von Leffern

Additional Camera Assistant Joachim Nauen

Key Grip & Crane Operator Thomas Holy

Making-Of Nela Pichl

Gaffer Jens Thurmann

Best Boy Sebastian Zinburg

Lighting Designer Assistant Sonny „Bruce“ Bruse

Art Director Davide Luciani

Art Director Assistant Chloé Guerbois

Technical Direction Andrea Familari
Projection Design / Set Design

Storyboard Stephanie Franziska Scholz

Construction Crew Spreekulissen Studio

Set Design Facilities Ghost Raum

Editing Suite LAWBF Office

Costume Designer Geraldine Arnold

Costume Supervisor Korbinian Schmidt

Assistant Costume Designer Pelin Büyükkarabiber

Make-Up and Hair Designer Felix Stößer

Make-Up and Hair Designer Temp Jenny Wieland

Tattoo Design Mathias Archambault



Editor Andi Pek

Visual Effects & Colour Grading Matthieu Schmit

Visual Effects Assistant Alex Forge

Sound Designer & Mixer Fabio Perletta

Hologram Supervision Richard Thœūfel Berkreudt

Title Design Francisco Sanchez de Cañete



Choreography Teodora Castellucci

Dancers Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez
Ivan Björn Ekemark
Stuart Mayer
Sophie Guisset
Tatiana Mejia

Music composed by Moritz von Oswald

Engineer Edoardo Calgari

Musicians XXX

Mastering Götz-Michael Rieth

eastside mastering berlin


Assistant to Direction Lisa Ahrens

Set Assistant Niels Diekmann

Set Runners Marco Portello

Georg Schoenborn

Assistant to Mr. Spengler Daniel Grotjan

Catering Smart Deli

Arm Double Parsifal Florian Hetz

Flower Artists Jean Christian Pullin

Amandine Cheveau

Hawk Trainer Sabrina van der Heide

Animals Kira & Pippa

No Animals were harmed during the production of this movie

COMMISSIONED BY
AUDI AG

Creative Direction & Casting Like a Wild Beast's Fur (LAWBF), Jan Engel

Idea and Concept Frauke Carstensen (AUDI AG), Jan Engel

Client Frauke Carstensen AUDI AG

Agency Janengel.Berlin