Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Monday, October 17th at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview with filmmaker Jef Mertens. The 45-minute program will feature Mertens discussing his new documentary Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound, which premiered in NYC on October 14th.
A Pollock of Sound is the first-ever full feature documentary film on the legendary group Borbetomagus. From 1979 on, Borbetomagus have persevered a ‘no holds barred’ musical style, described and boxed by the media so many times that they remain uncategorized. Guerilla filmmaker Jef Mertens brings the story previously only written in select underground media, as told by band members Don Dietrich, Donald Miller and Jim Sauter. Made on a low budget string and with the help of many artists, writers, photographers and fellow filmmakers, the film exhibits a raw, urgent, and unpolished vision on a band that has spent almost 4 decades defining and redefining their music.