Emil Schult at the Düsseldorf Art Academy on CNN

I'm delighted to be freelancing for Düsseldorf Marketing and Tourism by setting up schedules and taking care of more and more international journalists and tour operators who are interested in knowing more about our wonderful city. Today we are very pleased to see that CNN have approved this video by Tracy Bymoen from Canada who was here over the Jazz Rally in June.
Apart from showing her around the city's music scene, I was happy to introduce her to Emil Schult as we took a look around the Arts Academy where Emil was a student of Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter from 1968 -72.
This was a very special RhineBuzz project bringing together the best of our city. My heartfelt thanks goes to Emil Schult for this rare chance to see his view of the oldest arts academy in Germany and Henry Storch of the Düsseldorf label Unique Records for the soundtrack from Laura Vane who will be playing here in Düsseldorf on September 3 at the Golzheim Festival and to Tracy Bymoen - thank you!

iReport —

Emil Schult is best known for his work with Kraftwerk, the internationally famous band formed in Dusseldorf in 1970.

However, Schult prefers to be known for his art these days. And when he is not working on his own art, he is mentoring art students, many of them from the Kunstakademie, Germany's largest and most forward thinking art school. It's a place close to Schult's heart, as he was once a student there himself.

I had the rare opportunity to peak inside the doors of the Kunstakademie with Emil Schult. As you'll see in this short interview and tour, Schult has an inspiring view of what defines art...and he is passionate about the need for more creativity in the world.

For more see my other Dusseldorf feature here: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-641500


Special thanks to the Kunstakademie and, of course, to
Caroline West of RhineBuzz.com
for organizing this very exclusive interview.

Additional thanks to filming permissions from Destination Dusseldorf, and to Henry Storch / Unique Records for music/soundtrack permissions.