We knew that I Dream Of Wires, the upcoming documentary on modular synthesis, was going to be a must-see for synthesists, just based on the variety of synthesists interviewed for the film.
But, based on an early review of the film, I Dream Of Wires is more than just a collection of great interviews – it’s a great film:
Having just finished watching an advance copy of the utterly breathtaking 4 hour “Hardcore version” of the documentary I Dream of Wires (IDOW) one cannot help but be caught up with the sheer love and passion that flows throughout this film, and be enraptured by this eccentric and obsessive subculture. The film outlines the history of synthesis and electronic music and takes us on a journey from the pioneering work of Moog and Buchla to rise of digital synths and the near-death of monster modular systems. Then onto the movement away from laptops and software and the phenomenal global resurgence of modular systems that we have today.
Films with this high level of craft and quality and care are increasingly rare. Films that draw you in with their passion and subject matter rarer still.
See Sunil Solanki’s full review of I Dream Of Wires at the Waveformless site.
See the IDreamOfWires site for more information on the film.