New Documentary Looks At The Reality Of Techno DJing

Kvadrat is a feature-length documentary that looks at the reality of techno DJing, through the example of Russian DJ Andrey Pushkarev.

Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of this profession: weeks of track selection, lengthy travel, difficult schedule. Continue reading

‘I Dream Of Wires’ Gets Theatrical Premiere April 26 At Moogfest

I Dream Of Wires - an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer – will make its theatrical debut at Moogfest 2014 on Saturday April 26, at noon in the Fine Arts Theater.  A 2nd Moogfest screening is scheduled for April 27.

The documentary features interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, and Make Noise. Continue reading

Focusrite Wants You To Win A Recording Session With Guy Massey

Focusrite Audio Engineering this morning announced a ‘dream recording competition,’ in celebration of the company’s 25th Anniversary.

Focusrite is giving one entrant an opportunity, for the winner and three bandmates, to record a track with Grammy Award-winning producer Guy Massey at AIR Studios in London, UK.

The contest winners will spend an all-expenses-paid weekend in the legendary AIR Studios, where Focusrite’s original recording console modules, designed by Rupert Neve, still reside. Continue reading

Deconstructing Dad – The Music, Machines & Mystery Of Raymond Scott Gets Deluxe Edition

deconstructing-dad-dvdDirector Stan Warnow has released his expanded Deluxe Edition of his award-winning documentary on his father, bandleader, composer and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott.

The Deluxe Edition of Deconstructing Dad – The Music, Machines & Mystery Of Raymond Scott includes all the content from the original release, plus:

  • A progress report on the Electronium restoration going on in Portland, Oregon by engineer Darren Davison. This includes views of the inner components of the machine and Davison explaining in some detail how things worked.
  • An interview with John Cool, an electrical engineer who formed a company with Raymond Scott in the early 1970′s. The company was meant to manufacture some of my dad’s many ideas for music related electronic devices. He had fascinating tales to tell about Raymond Scott and the mixed results of their business venture, hosting him for Christmas and listening to him compose one tune after another instantly at the piano (kind of like the human Electronium).
  • Directors Commentary by Stan Warnow.

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Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka Documentary Now Available

Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka is a new documentary on the Greek composer.

In this brief except from the film, we get a look at the custom set up that Vangelis uses and how he uses it to create improvised symphonic electronic compositions.

Check it out and let us know what you think! Continue reading