‘I Dream of Wires’ Synth Doc Showing Tonight In Berlin + Rare Morton Subotnick Performance

i-dream-of-wiresI Dream Of Wires – a documentary about modular synths and synthesists – is getting its first public showing in Berlin tonight.

To celebrate the film’s August VOD/DVD release,  MONODUO FILMS and MOBILE KINO are presenting a special screening and electronic music event in Berlin, followed by a live performance by Morton Subotnick.

Taking place at Babylon Kino Berlin, Morton Subotnick, accompanied by his frequent collaborator, video artist Lillevan, presents FROM SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON TO A SKY OF CLOUDLESS SULFUR REVISITED: VI. The event marks Subotnick’s first live appearance in Germany since 2011.

Babylon Kino
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin, Germany
28.07.2015 | 8PM
20€ Presales
25€ at the Door
+10€ w/DVD

As a founding member of the seminal San Francisco Tape Music Center, Subotnick played a key role in the conception and development of the Buchla modular synthesizer. Armed with his Buchla, Subotnick composed and recorded the landmark 1967 LP, SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON, widely regarded as a modern classic, and the first all-electronic music album to connect with popular music audiences. In 2010 SILVER APPLES was selected for the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. .

The film will be introduced by director Robert Fantinatto, who will also join Morton Subotnick for a post-screening Q&A. This July 28 event is more than just a celebration of the modular synthesizer; it’s a rare opportunity to learn and experience the historical roots of electronic music.

See the Facebook Event for details.

2 thoughts on “‘I Dream of Wires’ Synth Doc Showing Tonight In Berlin + Rare Morton Subotnick Performance

  1. Excellent doc….though the last hour is sort of a drag with the live-performance bit.

    Guess that covers more bases but I would much rather have more interviews and gear pron.

    I really wish they had gotten somebody that really knows synths to be the focus rather than the dude first exploring modular.

    Maybe a second edition with Nick Batt and Alessandro Cortini going around twiddling peoples knobs……


    1. Cheers for the comments… what you’re describing though is the 4-hour “Hardcore Edition,” which is now OOP. Neither of your critiques apply to the now widely-released theatrical cut (The live performances section is reduced to approx 2min of screen time, and the story following the modular newbie – me, and for the record, I am/was much less of a newbie than the film would’ve lead you to believe! – are not a part of the final cut.)

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