In the fall of 2010, filmmaker Michelle Ettlin joined Swiss musician Simon Berz and Dutch artist Kaspar Koenig came to New Orleans for an art project: building instruments from trash and inviting local musicians to improvise with them. The film Liquid Land uses these concerts, interviews with the musicians and scenes of New Orleans street life, rituals and celebrations to explore the confluence of creative music, the creative process and the creative energy that draws these  musicians and keeps them in New Orleans in the wake of disaster.


directed, filmed and edited by Michelle Ettlin

produced by Simon Berz / Badabum and Michelle Ettlin / Echolot Films

sound recording by Klaas Hübner

Sound mix by Willy Strehler

with Simon Berz and Kaspar König
and featuring Aurora Nealand, Bhob Rainey, Helen Gillet, Dave Easely, Justin Peake, Jeff Albert, Moose Jackson, James Singleton