Bach & Barge is a documentary about the intimate world of the Dutch classical pianist Ivo Janssen, on an Amsterdam canal.
The musician plays to be heard, but he has his own special way. He decides to build a concert venue below decks of his barge. But the venture has its setbacks. Gradually it becomes clear that he suffers from a disease, causing his hands to slowly contract. He passionately and tenaciously continues to play his music and build his concert hall.