Swans – Where Does A Body End?

The US band “Swans” is best known for their experimental way of dealing with rock music. For more than 40 years, the musicians have been giving concerts with rituals that have become no less ecstatic over time. When they formed a post-punk band in New York in 1982, they had no idea that they would experience an unexpected mainstream success during the indie wave in the 90s. While the band was always mixed with different individual performers, the group’s founder, Michael Gira as singer, songwriter and mastermind, was the only constant. Filmmaker Marco Porsia accompanied the band around Michael Gira for five years, showing the creative process of song writing, working in the rehearsal room and the upcoming tour. Gira enabled him to have unlimited access to his archive and to use hundreds of hours of unpublished video and sound material for the documentary. In addition, companions like Amanda Palmer, Blixa Bargeld and Thurston Moore have their say.

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