List of good electronic music documentaries

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#64

Wow, that’s absolutely wonderful - I hadn’t seen that before


#65

Haven’t seen this one, just came out, seems promising!


#66

This excerpt from Practical Electronica about FC Judd’s work is exciting! Anyone know where I can find the whole thing?


#67

From our own @TomWhitwell

More of a pre-history of electronic music. Definitely interesting hearing about the individuals behind the silicon.


#68

From the same event, here’s James Carruthers - a really interesting talk on the internals of modules, the difference between analog & digital modules, and how to go about designing and making something useful:


#70

Wow some great stuff in here. The dub documentary was awesome! Also really enjoyed the short Elaine Radigue vid! I remember watching that 303 documentary a year or so ago and the narrator is so dry and unenthused about the whole thing! Considering how much of a rave/techno/house classic that synth is i thought it was pretty damn hilarious how nonplussed he comes across throughout it :joy:


#71

Just clicked play. Whoa, the opening shot is filmed 500 m from my house. gulp

Caught me off-guard :sweat_smile:


#72

Just finished this one last night. Really excellent interviews with an artist I’m disappointed to say I’ve never heard of before.


#73

This was an excellent documentary. I loved how they used Bartlett’s diary and letters to narrate the story. I wasn’t familiar with his work but found the lack of attention and interest to it during his lifetime to be quite heartbreaking.

The struggle is real.


#74

This is really wonderful - well worth the £5.99 to stream it, I think.
There’s a great scene early on with David Tudor, David Berhrman, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma all chatting at the Stony Point Artist Colony in 1971, a bit of Subotnick jamming, Max Neuhaus rigging up Water Whistle in his trunks, Steve Reich developing Drumming (singing himself) in front of a very bored-looking bunch of mates, the Philip Glass Ensemble rehearsing ‘Music with changing parts’




#75

Wow this looks great! Thanks for posting


#76

also, love the parts with Joe Jones.


#77

Thanks for sharing. Good stuff! Enjoyed the talk w/ the sonic arts union very much. Does anyone know if the building (at stony point) still is an active artist “colony”? Couldn’t find any info on it.

Here’s another documentary I just found, focused on a similar subject, sorry if it’s been posted before… about to watch it now :slight_smile:


#78

How do you like MUBI? I just find out about it through your post and it seems really cool and much better than the Netflix original series onslaught


#79

I really love Mubi so far. It’s a great combination of well-curated choices and limitation. The films disappear after 30 days so there is a great incentive to actually watch the ones you want to see. It solves the aspirational viewing problem of a lot of streaming media: “Oh, I want to see that film (or I feel like I should see that) so I’ll bookmark it but then in the end I never end up watching it.”

They are raising their prices to $8/month soon, but still totally worth it.


#80

A short documentary/insight into the Finnish noise scene that I found interesting. English subs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_kGjy5PSTo

Be advised - some sensitive content!


#81

Great Radiophonic Workshop Film:
http://www.ubu.com/film/bbc_alchemists.html


#82

Upcoming documentary about the cassette as medium. I believe the guy behind Landscape (stereo field, hc-tt, etc) made the soundtrack for it. Seems interesting. More info at: https://www.cassettefilm.com/


#83

On BBC Four tonight at 21:00 GMT. This week is California / La Monte Young and Terry Riley, next week New York / Philip Glass and Steve Reich


#84

just in case someone wants a jump on that BBC series:

link to a particularly excellent moment: https://youtu.be/n2dvGQ32q8g?t=4m16s