Nothing Here is Perfect is an experimental documentary film about improvised music. Featuring a cast of nearly 40 singers and players, fragments of sound and picture from more than a dozen performances at London’s Cafe Oto are woven into an entirely new creation. As the music ebbs and flows, a narrator tells a tale of discovery and resistance. These opaque melodies, performed with the conviction and fervour of worship, will never be perfect. Yet they offer safety and harmony in a frightening and chaotic world.
Featuring Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Peter Brötzmann, John Tilbury, Chris Corsano and many more.
Director: Noah Payne-Frank
Duration: 24 minutes
Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/204798554
Premiere listing: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/louis-moholo-moholo-quintet/
Project space listing: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/nothing-here-is-perfect/