Arts Interventions Development


Riga, Latvia, 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?”).

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)