the baton

DER TAKTSTOCK

(THE BATON / LA BAGUETTE DU CHEF D’ORCHESTRE)

A  documentary/animated feature about the big mystery of conducting.

The world needs no conductors. The orchestra could play excellently without them.

What the hell are they doing? Where is this hundrets of years old hype coming from? An animated figure of a Baton-Designer is following 12 young conductors from all over the world, gathered 10 days in Bamberg (Germany) to win the world’s most honored conducting battle: The Gustav-Mahler-Conducting-Competition.

The conductors job is like no other worldwide. A sort of art, which is hundreds of years old and never changed. The art of creating music through movements fascinates people all over the world, but no one can really explain how it works. “The Baton” is a subtle and humorous documentary about the big mystery and magic of forming music just with your hands. Featuring the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and an just with a few lines drawn Baton-Designer.