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I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition is a limited-edition companion to the feature-length documentary, I Dream Of Wires. An alternate/extended cut, I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition is four hours in length, custom made for hardcore modular synthesizer and electronic music fanatics. This special, extended edition includes an exclusive, lengthy historical primer, exploring the early development of modular synthesizers from pioneering companies Moog Music Inc. and Buchla And Associates. The film makers also speak to early adopters of the modular synthesizer, pioneering musicians like Morton Subotnick and Bernie Krause. Legendary and influential electronic musicians and producers like Gary Numan, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller and Flood offer insight into the modular synthesizer's early heyday, and eventual decline.
From there, you find out what's happening now: the phenomenal resurge of the modular synthesizer - exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer - for many, it's an all-consuming passion. Established musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), John Foxx and Vince Clarke show off their systems and explain why they opt to use this volatile but ultimately rewarding technology. Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including James Holden, Factory Floor, Richard Devine and Clark explain why they've stepped away from laptops to embrace the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers.
Innovative companies like Modcan and Doepfer, driven by a desire to revive modular synthesizers, discuss how they planted the seeds that have now grown into a major cottage industry. What started out as a "vinrtage revival scene" in the 90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument - it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bona-fide subculture.
Film by: Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm
Directed, photographed, edited and written by: Robert Fantinatto
Produced and co-written by: Jason Amm
Original music by: Solvent (Jason Amm)
Design by: Heiki Sillaste
Executive producers: Eric Barbour, William Blakeney, Stacy Gaudreau, Luiz C. V. Martins, William Matelski, Harold Screven, Michael Tiemann, Adrian Versteegh, Byron Wong