Friday, January 06, 2006

Klaus Beyer - Der fünfte Beatle

Klaus Beyer has been translating into German the songs of the Beatles for over 30 years.

While the revolutionary contemporaries of the now 53 year-old artist liked listening to English pop music because their parents couldn't understand it, one of Beyer's key motivations for translating the songs of John, Paul, George and Ringo was so his mother could understand them. Beyer's translations are therefore also a gesture of conciliation.
He has just released Helft! and released a DVD of short films mostly made at home. It includes a piece about little dogs and tall Kreuzberg women, "2 meters 10".
A review in English.

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