Niki‘s Music Shop

"Niki's Music Shop" - a music shop that refuses to arrive in the present.
For many years musician Tom Blankenberg passes by regularly and he is fascinated by the fact that nothing ever changes here.
The collection of old instruments in the shop window has remained untouched for decades.
And above all, the shop is always closed.
When Blankenberg sets out to find out what's behind it, the shop is suddenly open...

"Niki's Music Shop" tells a story about the dream of surrounding yourself with musical instruments, of living and working with them, about haptics and experiences in times of modern online stores, about old friends and new tasks.
And it´s about the love of music.

  • Tom Blankenberg
  • Tom Blankenberg
  • Tom Blankenberg
  • Torsten Mauss
  • Max Hüttermann
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    29 minutes 55 seconds
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    December 8, 2023
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    400 EUR
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Director Biography - Tom Blankenberg

About Tom Blankenberg
Tom Blankenberg was born 1970 in Düsseldorf/Germany, where he still lives and works as a musician, sound designer and composer.
And he made some early short film experiments on Super8.

In recent years he started composing solo piano music, released wo albums and is touring in Europe with his music.
And he also started doing documentaries, mainly about music and the sub-culture topics. "Niki´s Music Shop" is his 4th film about disappearing relevant spaces and sub-culture-spots of his hometown

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Director Statement

"Nikis Music Shop" - I knew the shop since I was a kid.
But in the recent decades it became a mystery, it was never opened and nothing changed for a very long time.
In 2021 I wanted to do a documentary about it and to find out about the reasons behind it, but before starting with research and planning the shop was suddendly open... so i had to dive into quickly.