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Modulations: Cinema for the Ear
Modulations Cinema for the Ear
Actors: Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Carl Cox, David Kristian, Derrick May
Director: Iara Lee
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 15min

MODULATIONS traces the evolution of Electronica music as one of the most profound artistic developments of the 20th century! By cutting back and forth between avante garde composers, kraftwerk?s innovative synthesizer dron...  more »


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Actors: Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Carl Cox, David Kristian, Derrick May
Director: Iara Lee
Creators: Marcus Burnett, Paul Yates, Paula Heredia, George Gund, Peter Shapiro
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Genesis, Classic Rock, Other Music, Documentary
Studio: Mvd Visual
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/18/2003
Original Release Date: 09/18/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/1998
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Garrett M Schultz | Atlanta | 12/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video isn't perfect but it's the best so far in covering the entire spectrum of electronic dance music. It goes so far as to actually showing the Roland keyboard factory! There's multiple interviews with legendary pioneers from decades ago along with today's new artists. There's coverage of Love Parade in Berlin and various other raves. Just about every style of dance music is represented. Drum and Bass and House probably got the most attention. It breaks down to the smallest components of electronic music and how artists get and arrange samples. It's a great introduction to electronic music for those who don't quite understand it yet and a great history lesson to those of use who already love it."
An ultra-condensed history of electronic music
P. Gunderson | San Diego, CA USA | 09/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Modulations" is a very fast-paced documentary about the past, present, and future of electronic music. Because it is so condensed, lacks narrative voice-over, and features so many people, you'll be able to watch this one again and again and always discover something new. Please do look past the very cheesy cover--it doesn't do justice to what's on the DVD. While rave and commerical acts like Fatboy Slim do get covered, you'll also find great footage of Pierre Henry, Genesis P. Orridge, and Giorgio Moroder (how often do you get to put those three names in a single sentence?)."
The only film on electronic music worth seeing!
P. Gunderson | 05/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"anyone who is interested in electronic music needs to see this movie! even if your not into electronic music, after seeing this movie you will be! its got everyone : john cage, stockhausen, juan atkins, roni size, spooky, derrick may, panacea, prodigy, moby, mix master mike the list goes on and on and on"
CREATIVITY for the ear
P. Gunderson | 08/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a self-proclaimed electronica freak I must recommend this one to not only those interested in electronic music, but also to anyone interested in opening their mind to the possibilities of NOISE. However, this film left me wanting more background on the use of music (specifically electronic) in its relationships to manipulating the senses.....and its correlations to design, be it spatial, physical or virtual......however, this is a must see."