Modular synthesizer documentary “I DREAM OF WIRES” will debut at Moogfest

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Modular synthesizer documentary “I DREAM OF WIRES” will debut at Moogfest

The big screen premiere of the I Dream of Wires documentary theatrical cut has been announced for Moogfest, taking place April 23rd-27th in Asheville, North Carolina. Interview subjects include musicians and producers 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, Richard Devine, Xeno and Oaklander, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, Make Noise, Intellijel, Metasonix, Synthesis Technology/MOTM, Muffwiggler Mike, and Andreas Schneider. An alternate/extended 4 hour cut, I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition is 4 hours in length, is available now on dvd and bluray. The film is an independent documentary epic exploring the history, demise and resurgence of the ultimate electronic music machine, the modular synthesizer. Addtional screenings are being confirmed, with Boston’s Together Festival on deck for the second theatrical stop for the shorter cut of the film.

Both an interview subject and producer of the film itself, Solvent (Ghostly International, Morr Music) provides the soundtrack New Ways: Music from the Documentary I Dream Of Wires out now on Suction Records. His analog score provides an appropriate canvas for the film’s various personalities, revealing Solvent’s true love for the material at hand. About the Solvent album, NPR says “Taken by itself, the soundtrack is exploratory and wide-eyed, but most of all playful. And if Kanye West still has that industrial Yeezus itch to scratch anytime soon, he should consider sampling “Burn the Tables.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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