Directed and edited by Morten Traavik & Uģis Olte Camera: Valdis Celmiņš and Sven-Erling Brusletto Colour grading: Krišs Roziņš (c) Traavik.Info/VFS Films Juche 107 (2018)
The Sound of Music was conceived when Laibach were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. The band performed several songs from the 1965 film’s soundtrack at the concert in Pyongyang, chosen by Laibach as it’s a well-known and beloved film in the DPRK and often used by schoolchildren to learn English. Laibach are joined by Boris Benko (Silence) and Marina Mårtensson on vocals and the album gives the Laibach treatment to tracks such as ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘Maria’, here reworked as ‘Maria / Korea’ (“How do you solve a problem like Maria / Korea?”).
LIVE 7 Sep – Ljubljana, Križanke, Slovenia - with Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra 20 Sep – Graz, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Austria 9 Oct – St Petersburg, Opera Club, Russia 11 Oct – Moscow, Glav Club, Russia