Trip to Asia - The Quest for Harmony (D 2007)                                          



“At the very centre of what we are is this idea of a group of people who are expressing feelings together. We have to do this very hard mysterious thing that no one can define; what makes a great orchestra?” - Sir Simon Rattle

128 musicians, 1 continent, 4 countries, 6 cities: TRIP TO ASIA is a breath taking tour film, trying to explore what makes the unique aura of what is maybe the world's best orchestra.
A film searching for the human secret behind the orchestral harmony and a moving story about risk, challenge and reward. A unique chance to investigate the artistic and human processes and the underlying psychological and social mechanisms between individual and community, which are the lifeblood of this group of artists who are united in the orchestra for a lifetime.


The Countess
Women Without Men
Nothing but Ghosts
Trip to Asia
La Fine del Mare
Paradise Now
Jena Paradies
Silent Waters

Director Thomas Grube  
Camera Anthony Dod Mantle  
  Alberto Venzago  
  René Dame  
  Stefan Ciupek  
Sound Pascal Capitolin  
  Bernd von Bassewitz  
Editing Martin Hoffmann  
Line Producer Peter Hermann  
Assistant Director Lukas Macher  
Unit Manager Axel Johannis  
Producers Uwe Dierks  
  Thomas Grube  
Production Company Boomtown Media GmbH & Co KG  
Filming Locations Peking, Shanghai, Hongkong, Taiwan,  
  Seoul, Tokio  
Shooting Period November 2005  
Format HD/35 mm / 1:1,85 / ca. 90 Min.  
Film Related Links www.triptoasia.de