„Sog nit keinmal‘‘ is an experimental arthouse documentary road-movie about Chinese Music, produced in summer 2008.
In the documentary three German music aficionados go on a high-speed journey through China's musical landscape and try, in both verbal and musical dialogue, to get into tune with Chinese musicians. Being thrown into a puzzling magnifold of cultural diversity, the quest for understanding traditional Chinese Culture is soon being replaced and drowned out by direct clash of musical patterns, the noise of overdriven boxes in the street, translation problems and the mutual distortion of tradition, commerce and intercultural exchange. Departing from ethnographically motivated documentary of traditional Chinese opera and Guqin-zither music, our three heroes end up wearing Bavarian Lederhosen playing Jewish resistance songs in an underground Punkrock Club in Changsha. By adapting the Confucianist claim that the music of an certain age displays the state of political order of that age, the film juxtaposes opinions of taxi drivers, musicians and philosophers and the question, what Chinese Music tells us about the global age - leaving the conclusion to the audience.