This video captures an extended interview with Sean McBride. The interview one of the extended interviews done in the process of creating the I Dream Of Wires modular synthesizer documentary. Continue reading
This is the official music video for Solvent’s King Vincent, from the I Dream Of Wires soundtrack. Continue reading
I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition is a an ‘extended cut’ of their planned feature-length documentary. It is 4 hours in length, ‘custom made for hardcore modular synthesizer and electronic music fanatics.’
Here’s what they have to say about IDOW: Hardcore Edition:
I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition includes an exclusive, lengthy historical primer, exploring the early development of modular synthesizers from pioneering companies Moog Music Inc. and Buchla and Associates. From there, we find out what’s happening now: the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer — exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. 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 bona fide subculture.
Interview subjects include musicians and producers 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, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, Make Noise, Intellijel, Metasonix, Synthesis Technology/MOTM, Muffwiggler Mike, and Andreas Schneider.
Producers of I Dream of Wires (IDOW) – an upcoming, independent documentary film about the resurgence of the modular synthesizer – have released this trailer for I Dream Of Wires (Hardcore Edition).
The new film explores the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Written and directed by Robert Fantinatto, with Jason Amm (Ghostly International recording artist Solvent) serving as producer and co-writer, IDOW is set to receive it’s festival premiere, May 2013.
Preceding IDOW’s official theatrical release, the producers will be releasing a special, extended cut – I Dream Of Wires (Hardcore Edition). (IDOW-HE) will be released independently on BluRay / 2xDVD, and shipped to all IndieGoGo and pre-order customers, June 2013. Continue reading
The producers of the upcoming I Dream Of Wires documentary shared this interview with industrial music pioneer Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey).
In the inteview, Carter discusses some of the history of Throbbing Gristle, how he got into electronic gear and his current interest in modular synths.
The latest in I Dream Of Wires‘ series of interviews with electronic musicians looks at Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer Richard Devine.