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9th September, 2014


£ Cost:
£ Concessions:
£7.00 on the door


St. George’s Kemptown
St George's Road, Kemptown
Brighton, BN2 1ED
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“I DREAM OF WIRES” is  a new and hugely entertaining documentary about the demise and phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer — exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who are dedicated to this esoteric electronic music machine.

Established musicians such as Gary Numan, Vince Clark, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig and John Foxx demonstrate their systems and show why they choose to use this volatile but ultimately rewarding technology.

Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including Clark, James Holden and Factory Floor explain why they’ve stepped away from laptops to embrace the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers. Innovative companies like Modcan and Doepfer, driven by a desire to revive modular synthesizers, discuss how they planted the seeds that have now grown into a major cottage industry.

What started out as a “vintage-revival scene” in the ’90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces.

Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bonafide subculture.

The screening will be introduced by Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire).

In partnership with SENSORIA [ sensoria.org.uk ] and in association with MELTING VINYL [ meltingvinyl.co.uk ]