MOUSE ON MARS - 21 AGAIN

A documentary film tracing the 21 year long history of german electronic music band Mouse on Mars
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Markus Wambsganss
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Hello, I'm Markus Wambsganss, a music video and film director living in Berlin, Germany. In the past I directed music videos for artists like Anti-Pop Consortium, Funkstörung, Jamie Lidell, Liars, The Notwist, among others. With Liars I also worked on an experimental band documentary / full album music video hybrid called By Your Side, which was part of their Drum's Not Dead CD/DVD album on Mute Records. I also directed several short films - documentary, experimental, narrative - that got screened at film festivals worldwide.

Mouse on Mars - Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner

With 21 AGAIN, a documentary film about german electronic music band Mouse on Mars, I want to further explore the possibilities of the band documentary format, dig deep into the private archive of the band and unearth unseen treasures from their 21 year long band history.

    Jan St. Werner with Stereolab (Laetitia Satier and Time Gane)

Creatively restless, sonically daring, propelled by tiny details as much as by enormous leaps of faith - Mouse On Mars are one of the very few electronic groups to sound as innovative and surprising now as they did when they started out 21 years ago. And after eleven albums, constantly moving forward, not to mention innumerable collaborations and side-projects, it's finally time to look back at what happened in all those years.

Mouse on Mars with visual artist Rosa Barba

Digging through their accumulated, vast material archive will be a time-consuming, but rewarding task and with your contribution you can enable us to create this time-capsule, where I can then fully explore the history of this shapeshifting duo, find the relevant pieces and structure them, to create a film collage that reflects the working mechanisms of Mouse on Mars - openness, speculation, overload, improvisation, dissonance, playfulness, intuition - and abandons the path of conventional band biographies.

Mouse on Mars with long-term collaborator Dodo NKishi

Foremost this campaign will help fund the in-depth edting process and post production of this film, but we also need to clear some rights for rare TV footage, like the first ever Mouse on Mars concert, which was directly aired on MTV back in 1993! Then I want to film interviews with collaborators like Dodo NKishi, Markus Popp/Oval, F.X. Randomiz, Mark E. Smith, StereolabAndré de Ridder, Tyondai Braxton, Matthew Herbert, Tortoise and also friendly artists and thinkers like Rosa Barba, Dietmar Dath, Ólafur Elíasson, Oswald Wiener and Siegfried Zielinski, to figure out what makes Mouse on Mars so unique and meaningful, even beyond the realms of electronic and/or pop music, but in a more general light as 21st Century cutting-edge contemporary sound artists.

  Mouse on Mars with Markus Popp/Oval and F.X. Randomiz

And last, but not least, I also want to document the 2-day Mouse on Mars festival in Berlin at HAU Hebbel am Ufer later this year, where Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner will unfold their constantly expanding, sprawling microcosm. This event for their 21st anniversary isn't intended to become a classical retrospective, but more an experimental set-up where old and new Mouse on Mars related projects get intertwined with contributions from collaborating artists, scientists and thinkers.

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  • $5USD
    Support 21 AGAIN

    THANK YOU!

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  • $10USD
    21 AGAIN Audio Time Capsule

    THANK YOU! You will receive an exclusive digital mixtape, on which Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner revisit their own musical past. Includes a few unreleased sounds and special edits of Mouse on Mars tracks and is only available to 21 AGAIN supporters.

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  • $15USD
    21 AGAIN Movie Download

    BE THE FIRST TO WATCH. You will receive an advance download copy of the finished film.

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    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $21USD
    21 AGAIN Mixtape & Movie

    You will receive an advance download copy of the finished film, plus a copy of an exclusive Mouse on Mars digital mixtape, only available to 21 AGAIN supporters. (Digital copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $30USD
    21 AGAIN limited

    ALL OF THE ABOVE and a limited Mouse on Mars MousePad postcard with personal greetings from the band. (advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015)

    2 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $30USD
    Signed MoM Radical ConnectorCD

    You will receive a Mouse on Mars - Radical Connector CD, released on their own label Sonig and signed by the band. Plus an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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    Signed MoM Live 04 CD

    You will receive a Mouse on Mars - Live 04 CD, released on their own label Sonig and signed by the band. Plus an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015.

    2 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $35USD
    Signed MoM Live 04 LP

    You will receive a Mouse on Mars - Live 04 LP, released on their own label Sonig and signed by the band. Plus an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015. (Please add $10 for shipping outside the EU)

    4 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $50USD
    Custom-made 21 AGAIN DVD

    Special, custom-made DVD including the finished 21 AGAIN movie PLUS all official Mouse on Mars music videos, newly transferred from the original master tapes. Signed by the band and only available to 21 AGAIN supporters. And you will also receive the exclusice 21 AGAIN digital mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $100USD
    Signed 21 AGAIN box set

    Signed and limited anniversary box set, that will be released later this year on Monkeytown Records. The special 21 AGAIN box set will include: - 21 new collabortions double CD - experimental and orchestral works CD - unreleased Mouse on Mars material CD - Peel Sessions LP Plus an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015 and the exclusive 21 AGAIN digital mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $100USD
    21 AGAIN MoM Festival

    Personal invitation to the 21 AGAIN Mouse on Mars anniversary festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin in late 2014 and a chance to meet with the band. Plus an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015 and the exclusive 21 AGAIN digital mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $210USD
    21 AGAIN \\(MoM)// Bundle

    Signed 21 AGAIN box set PLUS one ticket to the MoM 21 AGAIN festival in Berlin PLUS the exclusive digital mixtape PLUS an advance download copy of the finished film to be delivered in early 2015 PLUS our eternal gratitude.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $2,100USD
    Associate Producer Credit

    YOU RULE! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE and a Mouse on Mars T-Shirt of your choice and a signed Mouse on Mars poster of your choice and the chance to ask the band a question that will be answered within the final film PLUS an associate producer credit for 21 AGAIN.

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    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE and the chance to spend some time with the band in Berlin INCLUDING FLIGHT AND ACCOMODATION for up to one week in a nice hotel PLUS an executive producer credit for 21 AGAIN because YOU ARE AMAZING!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2015
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