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I Dream Of Wires

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    I Dream Of Wires by Waveshaper Media, directed by Robert Fantinatto) is a documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of a machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. Over 100 inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer - for many, it’s an all-consuming passion.

    Beginning with a historical primer, I Dream Of Wires explores the early development of modular synthesizers in the 1960s, from pioneering companies Moog and Buchla. We speak to early adopters of the modular synthesizer, forward-thinking musicians like Morton Subotnick and Herb Deutsch, offering insight into the modular synthesizer's conception.

    Electronic pioneers like Gary Numan and Daniel Miller discuss the modular synthesizer's 1970s heyday, through to its near-extinction in the 1980s, while established musicians including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Vince Clarke (Erasure) talk about their ongoing passion for the modular synthesizer, and how it influences their music. Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including Carl Craig and James Holden explain why they’ve stepped away from laptops to embrace the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers. Innovative companies Modcan and Doepfer reveal how they planted the seeds that have now grown into a major cottage industry.

    Through tracing the history of the modular synthesizer, I Dream Of Wires also outlines the history of electronic music as a whole, from its very beginnings at the dawn of the electric age. The film provides a fascinating look at how technology has shaped the electronic music landscape.

    I Dream Of Wires is available NOW on DVD, iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, and many more streaming services. For details on where to purchase/download/stream in your country.
    Type: Documentary
    Year: 2014
    Total Time: 102 mins
    Styles: Ambient, Berlin, Disco, Experimental, Glitch, Industrial, Jazz, Noise, Progressive, Space Rock, Symphonic, Synth-Pop, Techno
    Formats: Digital / Download, DVD, Stream
    Official Site: http://idreamofwires.org
    Liscense: Copyright
    Patti Schmidt
    Joel Chadabe
    John Mills-Cockell
    Morton Subotnick
    Terry Pender
    Brad Garton
    Herbert Deutsch
    Dean Batute
    Maggi Payne
    Bernard Krause
    William Maginnis
    David Kronemyer
    Ramon Sender
    Mark Verbos
    Robi Kauke
    Ben Edwards
    Drew Neumann
    Muffwiggler Mik
    William Blakeney
    Daniel Mille
    Alessandro Cortin
    Bruce Duncan
    John Foxx
    Cevin Key
    Cynthia Webster
    Carl Craig
    Michelle Moog-Koussa
    Chris Carter
    Eric Barbour
    Gary Numan
    Vince Clarke
    Matt Thibideau
    Trent Reznor
    George Mattson
    James Husted
    Richard Devine
    Danjel Van Tijn
    Keith Fullerson Whitman
    Alex Krüger
    Jeremy Greenspan
    Jon Sonnenberg
    Mark Vail
    Robert Wheeler
    Jack Dangers
    David Dixon
    Jeff Blenkinsop
    Paul Schreiber
    James Holden
    John Tejada
    Tony Rolando
    Cyrus Rex
    Allen Ravenstine
    Luke Abbott
    Chris Clark
    Dieter Doepfer
    Richard Lainhart
    William Mathewson
    Scott Jaeger
    Dann Green
    Gur Milstein
    Ed Buller
    Jimmy Edgar
    Alec Empire
    Charlie Clouser
    Lori Napoleon
    Danny Wolfers
    John Elliott
    Moe Espinoza
    Dominic Butler
    Jason Amm
    Andreas Schneider
    Robert A.a. Lowe
    Martian Canterel
    Christina Sealey
    Director: Robert Fantinatto
    Producer: Jason Amm
    Sound: Jakob Thiesen
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