Private Project

IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers

This film is a 67' free-style music film, a video collage, a tour de force of improvisations by musicians from mainly the UK and Germany in an audio-visual dialogue with Ebba Jahn.
The result is a shrill, flashy, colorful, touching video collage full of different approaches to sound and image and the world.

I asked all improvising musicians I had worked with in the recent years to send me up to 3 single minutes of music with or without video / images for the creation of this music video collage - it was an inspiring delight to receive and work with them.

The UK musicians are also members of the OXFORD IMPROVISERS and MOPOMOSO.
Please see the attached Credit List for all musicans and other artists involved.

  • Ebba Jahn
  • Ebba Jahn
  • Ebba Jahn
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2022
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 44. Duisburger Akzente
    Duisburg - Ruhrort
    March 26, 2023
    Official Selection / Invitation
  • 8 & HalFilm Awards
    Award Oct. 8, 2022 | Public Screening open
    Autumn II Winner: Best Experimental Film
  • Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
    Award Sept. 28, 2022|Screening Gala open for 2023
    Award Winner: Best Postmodern Film (Sept.).
  • Music Film Festival UNERHÖRT!
    September 8, 2022
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Ebba Jahn
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ebba Jahn

Ebba Jahn graduated from the Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB) and has worked as a 16 mm filmmaker and cinematographer Jazzfilm RISING TONES CROSS being her longest and most known music film.
She moved to New York City from 1991 until 2010, where she a.o. studied towards a BA in Fine Arts.
Back in Germany she participated in group exhibitions, made DVD productions, video installations, and was curator and organizer of the traveling art exhibition PAPER PAIRS with abstract artworks by 20 intl. artists including her own from 2017-2019.
2018 focus shifts to the creation of short video collages with original sound and improvised music, own and found footage, artworks, photos and poetic texts.
Collaborations with other artists developed. Her experimental, musical, documentary- and poetry films are shown by film festivals, video programs and art exhibitions.

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Director Statement

It feels, like IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers is my grand finale of a wonderful work chapter during these strange times. Now I would like to focus on showing this new film and the previous short films .