I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, featuring interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including 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, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan and Make Noise. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or mere instrumen--it is an essential tool for radical new sounds. Written and directed by Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm.
Following the screening, the legendary Keith Fullerton Whitman performs in our Centre Gallery. Fullerton creates live electronic music using changing hardware-based modular systems previously only available via software-solutions. He has collaborated on stage and record, and has composed music for dance, video games and advertisements. He helms an experimental music distribution company, Mimaroglu Music Sales.
The opener is Canada's Solvent, the stage name of electronic producer and remixer Jason Amm. Solvent has been termed intelligent dance music or electropopgenre with musical influences spanning the last three decades.