Discovering Electornic Music:
Discovering electronic music is a documentary made in 1983 by director and writer Bernard Wilets. The documentary follows the influence of electronic technology on music up the to time. Much of the focus is on how electronics have been instrumental in making new sounds and new notations as well as providing increased accessibility and expedient results for modern music composers. Analog and digital synthesizer technologies are discussed with appearances by Moog and Fairlight synthesizers to name a few. Watch all three parts of this clinical style documentary dripping with electronic music goodness after the jump.
kurze und sehr sehenswerte doku von resident advisor ueber berlins technovergangenheit und bestandaufnahme zur aktuellen situation:
For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become an international destination for ravers—a cheap place to party with clubs that are renowned throughout the world.
Techno has become a business in the meantime. Yet Berlin still maintains a credibility that other cities lack. To understand why, RA and Bench went to the German capital eager to find out about its unique history and the reasons behind its continued relevance.
Modulations: Cinema for the Ear:
Documentarian Lara Lee, a U.S.-based, Brazilian-born filmmaker, skated through virtual reality, cyber-stimuli, and recreational technologies in her fast-paced Synthetic Pleasures (1995), notable for the memorable “surf’s up” sequence inside a Japanese indoor beach with rolling waves. Where Synthetic Pleasures attempted to explore all aspects of the digital domain, Modulations focuses just on modern music-rave parties, techno dance music, and the history of electronic music (John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Moog), moving on to ’70s innovators (Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder), hip-hop pioneers, and more recent club-scene creators (Prodigy, Moby, Money Mark, Future Sound of London, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz), capturing diverse dance-track styles (house, trip-hop, acidhouse, ambient). The 35mm film brings together archival material, video clips, concert footage, and numerous interviews with musicians.
50 jahre verpackt in 3 minuten. das kann natuerlich nicht zur vollstaendigen zufriedenheit fuehren. dennoch, einige wichtige stationen der entwicklung elektronischer musik werden in dem 3 minuten clip zusammengefasst.
auf jeden fall bemueht und ist ja anscheinend auch erstmal nur ein teaser – deswegen – reinhoeren!
Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage.
In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller and Cabaret Volatire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ballard and dreamt of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain.