List of good electronic music documentaries

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#125

funny, I had the exact opposite reaction… noticed his EMS Synthi, thought to myself why would anyone record ambiences with their iPhone??? if an iPhone is ‘good enough’ for ambiences of the real world, why bother with the expensive mics when recording his bowed cymbal etc? Why not use his iPhone then too? It seemed incongruous to me… Also noted he used a handheld recorder at times, so guess it is just convenience (ie the best camera is the one you have with you etc etc )

update, also just thought he did KNOW he had a camera & presumably production sound recordist in the room with him, so he could access hi rez recordings of whatever his iPhone was pointed at (which is apparently what he did for the tsunami piano recordings)


#126

a good friend Trevor Pinch lecture about synths (moog/buchla/ems)
Lovely stories from the old days.


#127

While it’s not 100% about electronic music (though largely is), I thoroughly enjoyed Press Pause Play this week. It’s one of those films that really motivates you to get into the studio and hit record. Also it’s free on Vimeo.


#128

that was cool! thanks for posting


#129

Not really electronic, but anyway…


#130

Via Synthtopia.


#131

This performance of Dolmen Music is one of my favourite things ever:


#132

I love the work David Sylvian did with this crew. Very inspiring…


#133

there’s a full feature film about the “composer” Peter Vogel as well but i’m not sure if it’s available online…….love this kind of interactive stuff.

List of good documentaries about music, composers, musicians
#134

with recent rumblings on the forum about Tony Conrad, I was reminded of this great documentary I had the pleasure of seeing the LA premiere of last year, accompanied by a nice Kim Gordon performance and a Q&A with the filmmakers and Gordon moderated by Henry Rollins! : - )


#135

watching this tonight and loving it.


#136

This is a great documentary - haven’t actually watched for a while thanks for the the reminder!