After a special preview screening of the Oscar-winning film, we were joined for a panel discussion by Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, Eric King, from Privacy International and chair Jen Robinson, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Bertha Foundation.
Konrad “Conny” Plank is undoubtedly one of the most innovative sound designers of his time. The recordings realised in his sound studio near Cologne between the 60s and 80s revolutionised the music world. He was the pioneer of ‘Kraut-rock’, ‘neue deutsche welle’ and paved the way for the revolutions of electronic and pop music respectively. When he died aged 47, he left behind his 13 year old son, Stephan, who had grown up around the artists his father worked with, from Neu! and Can to David Stewart and Midge Ure.