It was a sunny, early evening in Cologne with lines stretching out the door on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring, awaiting another screening of the infamous Yello film: Touch Yello, shown in the freshly re-opened Residenz Cinema in Cologne. After everybody had been seated in the spacious cinema chairs and the lights got dimmed, Dieter Meier stepped on stage to introduce Swiss singer Heidi Happy, who opened the evening with acoustic tracks from her earlier album releases.
Once the audience had expressed appreciation and Heidi left the stage, everybody was more than excited about the upcoming screening. The film started like an audiovisual firework with Meier, Boris Blank, and guest appearances by Heidi Happy and Till Brönner — all part of this marvelous virtual world of 3D images, directed by Swiss moving image designer and art director Kevin Blanc. ’Touch Yello’ got released in 2009, to present Yello’s album with the same title. Blank said: “Like every album of Yello, ‘Touch Yello’ evokes atmosphere and emotions similar to scenes from a great film. So that’s why we are very happy to present ‘Touch Yello’ within the scope of Electronic Beats Classics.”
The fusion of 3D images and virtual worlds was a fitting event to dive into the story of one of the most innovative electronic bands. After the fifty-minutes show, most of the attendees rushed out to watch the soccer game, while those remaining found Meier and Blank relaxed enough to give autographs. One thing I learned yesterday: when I grow up one day i want to be just like Dieter Meier!
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All Photos by Peyman Azhari, Ghost Press
Published June 23, 2012.