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Klaus Lindemann died @ Vincent van Merwijk

Dear Feature Friends, This week we received the very sad news that Klaus Lindeman has died. Klaus was a most talented documentary maker, and together with Peter Leonhard Braun one of the founding fathers of the International Feature Conference. H
Dear Feature Friends,This week we received the very sad news that Klaus Lindeman has died. Klaus was a most talented documentary maker, and together with Peter Leonhard Braun one of the founding fathers of the International Feature Conference.
Here we give space to the ones who remember him personally. I will see if it’s possible to put one of his works online. In the IFC cd-box you will find ‘Can one take Verdi seriously’. Please share your thoughts about him with us, or send a letter to his wife Eva, as Leo suggests.

Here you will find a personal remembrance of Leo and Edwin

Vincent van Merwijk, chairman EBU Radio Features Project Group


(1997, Sunset by Klaus Lindemann)

If there’s anything you’d like to add, please send you mail to Willem Davids, who is taking care of this web log willem.davids@rvu.nl


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A visitor‘ left this comment on 7 Jan 05
Remembering Klaus LindemannI am one of those who remember Klaus as somone who, applying his discrete smile, would release our latent potential of goodwill and warmth. His dual mastery of the brush and of sound, his intuitive sensing of the atmosphere, or ambience, and above all his attention to people, made him an artist of unique qualities.
I met him in the late eighties, when years after the crushing of Solidarity, I was allowed to go abroad. I knew of him as the producer of my features (I believe, the one about Walesa and another about the officers who murdered Father Popieluszko). Those productions, launched by Leo Braun, were of crucial importance to me as a person ousted from Polish Radio between 1982 and 1989. In this period, I did communicate with Klaus Lindemann through my husband, who was allowed to travel abroad. When Eventually arriving in Berlin, I was somewhat disappointed to be received at the SFB, not by Leo, but by Klaus. But it was a matter of minutes before I became engrossed with what he was saying about my features, about his work on documentaries, and about radio work in general. But above all, as a journalist from behind the iron curtain, indeed a jobless one, I was speechless when Klaus told me: “Just don’t worry, you are now one of the family of radio documentalists, you are one of us”. This plain statement gave me enormous strength and made me feel a member of a supranational community, and at the same time inspired me to establish such a community back home.
After the electoral victory of Solidarity in June 1989 I was restored to my radio job, and the following year I managed to organize the first feature workshop, in Silesia, to which I invited no one else but Klaus Lindemann. I simply wanted all my Polish colleagues to meet him. Well, Klaus came and presented some of his features there. We were listening with bated breath. I remember vividly his series about mental hospitals in Europe. Even now I keep telling my students of the impact of that sound registered in the cell of the sick woman. No visual scene could ever stir imagination and emotion as much as that one.
Subsequently, we used to meet at IFC and Prix Italia with his wife, Eva too, and each meeting and conversation with them would enrich me, also strengthening my sense of belongingness to the wider world. I deplored very much his retirement from radio work. Perhaps Klaus could feel what was coming: that empathy and experience were are gradually losing in value?

Janina Jankowska
Warszawa

Janina Jankowska [jjankowska@radio.com.pl]

A visitor‘ left this comment on 5 Jan 05
I opened my Emails past midnight, and I was shocked by Klaus’s news, even though I’d been prepared for the worst. [On Dec 27th I had phoned Wustrow to wish them for the New Year, -and learnt from Eva that Klaus was in hospital in Berlin. Mentally alert, -but physically extremely weak.]
I went down to the dining room, poured myself a glass of wine, and sat in front of Klaus’s large and very atmospheric painting of a view of Lake Garda; -a generous present from Leo and Klaus to mark a special anniversary. Looking at it, memories flooded back of that gifted, idiosyncratic friend whom I very much admired.
Thanks to the mystery of friendship, even though we met infrequently over the years, (and hardly ever corresponded), -I can say that we shared a friendly affection from the very start. I enjoyed his company. He was a big man of strong likes and dislikes, -and, of exquisite taste.
At I.F.C. meetings I remember him as a wise contributor who would argue his case forcefully with a few well-chosen words; eagle-eyed, sharp-eared, fair-minded,benevolent and holding strong opinions. I remember his brown quiff of hair dropping over his spectacles. On occasion perhaps he gave the misleading impression of being ‘heavy’, -but I’ve known him to be playful, light-hearted, warm-hearted, and some times a bit like a big child.
We tended to laugh at similar things, we loved to discuss the vicissitudes of “work” and the absurdities of life, and exchange strong views, -and we both loved opera and enjoyed fooling about and singing over a beer or two, or three. He once took me to his old flat at Pestalozzi Strasse, and we had a great time listening to some of his splendid recordings in quadrophony. He also showed me some of his paintings. Until then, I respected him as a genuine radio man, and also as a clever photographer. But I had no idea he was also such a gifted painter. In later years, I felt he had found happiness and a sense of serenity with his wife Eva. When I first met them together, laughing happily, I remember thinking, and saying to other friends, that that woman was a blessing that he richly deserved. My heart goes out to Eva.
Finally, a coincidence. On the morning of New Year’s Day, (without knowing that the inevitable had already happened), Klaus came forcefully back to my inner vision. On tv, the New Year Concert from Vienna was being conducted by Lorin Maazel, (born in 1930 like Klaus), whose production of ‘Un Ballo In Maschera’ Klaus had turned into a superb documentary. I mentally wished Klaus well, -but it was too late. In retrospect I like to think that Maazel was unknowingly making music as a discreet memorial to his old friend, and mine and ours. Special, joyous music for the closing credits of the feature of the Accomplished Life of Klaus Lindemann.
Like others in our Feature Family I feel that I have lost a valued, friendly inner presence in my life. But after mourning his passing, I feel like giving thanks for, and celebrating, the life as a gifted human being, and an artist in sound and vision. May Klaus rest in peace. 

John Theocharis
+44 (0) 208 203 3065
john.theocharis@btopenworld.comJohn Theocharis [john.theocharis@btopenworld.com]

A visitor‘ left this comment on 4 Jan 05
Dear all…I receive this news with great sadness…I remember Klaus from my first
IFC meeting in Berlin in 1985, when he among opened my ears about
features; I remember his passion for the work, his generosity, and his love
for his Italian corner of the world…

My sympathies to all his family and friends

Best wishes for the New year

Damiano

Damiano Pietropaolo
Executive Producer
Radio Arts & Entertainment
Box 500 Station A
Toronto M5W 1E6
416-205-5990
416-205-5731 (fax)
Dpietro@toronto.cbc.ca

Damiano Pietropaolo [dpietro@toronto.cbc.ca]

Klaus Lindemann died @ Peter Leonhard Braun, Edwin Brys

Dear  Friends Early morning of 31 December 2004, at around 6 o’clock, Klaus Lindemann closed his eyes and his ears forever. It was a friendly death without pain and surprise, no battle or struggling, just a very long fading out. Klaus who was
Dear  FriendsEarly morning of 31 December 2004, at around 6 o’clock, Klaus Lindemann closed his eyes and his ears forever. It was a friendly death without pain and surprise, no battle or struggling, just a very long fading out.

Klaus who was a master of fades, editing and timing handled his personal feature extremely well. It became the longest fading he ever made, all in all lasting seven monthes, with dramatic turns (beginning with a deep fall and a broken leg, then operations, cancer, a kidney on strike) but the story was consequently told, never became juicy and in the end the editing had elegance and the timing remained perfect. The final cut happened just before New Year’s Eve avoiding all that loud turmoil Klaus could not stand.

It is strange to say, but during that strict and merciless fade, Klaus looked more and more beautiful and essential. And on Friday morning last week you might have entered him into a beauty contest. In his great years of feature production he had the function of a lighthouse, showing the direction to the many feature vessels in rough seas; at the end he became a candle, constantly and visibly burning down. If you miss his warm shine, look inside yourself. There you will find him, sitting and smiling.

Klaus Lindemann

1930                 born in Gütersloh
1940                 removal to Berlin
1945 – 1953     Academy of Painting in Berlin, Master of the Brush
1953 – 1969     living and painting wild in Berlin
1969 – 1994     author, director, editor
                        Feature Department of Sender Freies Berlin
1994 – 2004     painting and living mild at Lago di Garda, Italy, and at Wustrow
                        (tiny village in Mecklenburg/Germany)

Married twice, no children, just beautiful paintings and glorious feature productions like “Can one take Verdi serious?”


(1997, Sunset by Klaus Lindemann)

When he arrives at the other gate, which happens today and about this time, he will be expected, waited for and picked up by his old feature friends who left the control room before him.

Dear friends, do me a favour. Write snail mail to the wife of Klaus, Eva Lindemann, Dorfstraße 57, 17255 Wustrow (Germany), pay your respect to him and help her. The funeral of Klaus will be on Friday, 14 January 2005 in Wustrow.

Peter Leonhard Braun

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This afternoon Leo mailed me the sad news : our very beloved and admired German colleague Klaus Lindemann died on December 31st. To Leo ‘s words I only can add that Klaus was indeed a very talented, wise and most charming man. In a way it feels good that we presented his feature ” Can one take Verdi seriously” in The Classics at the IFC Lucerne last year and that we included the work represented in the 30 years IFC box. He was really touched by that. This little international tribute to his radio art came just in time. I remember his voice on the phone last year : broken ( as since many years), but warm, plain and very “sonore”. Klaus’ voice was music. And he was a real storyteller.

Further you will find the address of Eva Lindemann. A sign of life from the international feature community would surely be appreciated and comfort her.
with warm regards,
Edwin Brys

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bulletin d’info n°34 – janvier 2005 @ ATELIER DE CREATION

SONORE RADIOPHONIQUE bulletin d’info n°34 – janvier 2005 (logo) ———————Ondes d’ici ++ En janvier, l’actualité de l’atelier c’est le pas suspendu. On attend que quelque chose ou quelqu’un nous rassure, on attend u
SONORE RADIOPHONIQUE
bulletin d’info n°34 – janvier 2005
(logo)

———————Ondes d’ici

++ En janvier, l’actualité de l’atelier c’est le pas suspendu. On attend que quelque chose ou quelqu’un nous rassure, on attend un signe, un geste. En janvier, l’actualité de l’atelier c’est essentiellement un travail de réflexion, d’analyse, de lectures, d’écritures.
En attendant donc, bon anniversaire à l’Art, bons voeux et bonne année 2005.

———————Ondes alentour

 

++ la fête de l’art !
++ sons de nuits parisiennes
++ la 2e semaine du son
++ une semaine de réflexions sur la radiodiffusion
++ salon le R.A.D.I.O

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Prix Europa, 15 to 22 October 2005 @ admin

From 15 to 22 October 2005 Prix Europa invites the best European television-, radio- and Internet productions aswell as their makers and managers to Berlin for a week of festival and competition. (logo) The competition’s main concern is
From 15 to 22 October 2005 Prix Europa invites the best European television-, radio- and Internet productions aswell as their makers and managers to Berlin for a week of festival and competition.
(logo)

The competition’s main concern is to promote the trademark “Made in Europe” and to reflect the complete spectrum of European productions, to show cross-border programme developments and to be a forum for quality programmes. It has become the most important festival of its kind since the founding of Prix Europa in 1987 by the European Cultural Foundation and the Council of Europe.

website
http://www.prix-europa.de/publish/n_subabout.html?lang=GB

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Feature in Sound, by Klaus Lindemann

Remembering Klaus Lindemann by radiofeature «.mp3 -> ‘Can one take Verdi seriously?’ :: 1976, SFB, Germany :: by Klaus Lindemann :: IFC Berlin :: 17’02 :: Script (E) :: Website
Remembering Klaus Lindemann by radiofeature «.mp3 -> ‘Can one take Verdi seriously?’
:: 1976, SFB, Germany :: by Klaus Lindemann :: IFC Berlin :: 17’02
:: Script (E) :: Website

 

 

grt  Willem
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