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A Portrait of Esbjörn Svensson

A Portrait of Esbjörn Svensson

David Tarrodi

Sweden | 2016 | 59 min
English, Swedish |
Subtitles: English
This documentary invites us into internationally-renowned Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson’s world. Passing away at 44 in a deep-sea diving accident, he was considered one of the most prolific jazz musicians of the early 21st century. This film pays tribute to him, shining a light on this generous and immensely talented musician through a series of testimonies from close family members and famous musicians, such as Pat Metheny and Viktoria Tolstoy. Excerpts from radio shows, where Esbjörn shares his philosophical thoughts on music, life, and death, give Tarrodi’s first cinematic work its uniquely solemn and intimate feel.
Director David Tarrodi
Cinematography Gunnar Källström, Gabriel Mkrttchian
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David Tarrodi

David Tarrodi

David Tarrodi started his own film production company in 2006. The reason for it was mainly to make something more out of his greatest interest in life: filming and editing. His company is based in Stockholm and work mainly with producing film for music, documentaries, and filmed performances. Since 2014, Yellow Tone has a close cooperation with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to create cinematography of the music they play in concert.
First major film.

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