5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin's SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear's Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds.
But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.
BFI London Film Festival 2014
Visions Du Reel 2015
I Dream of Wires 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.
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At the end of the 80’s, Belgium was taken by surprise by the New Beat, a once immensely popular, almost surreal type of dance music. Its unexpected but short lived success didn’t only leave a mark on a new generation of musicians in Belgium in the years to come; its influence was felt in the dance music of neighbouring European countries such as the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy to name a few. International acts like the Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers have admitted more than a few times to the influence of this globally obscure music style.
But this brief period of Belgian music history did not just come out of nowhere. The story of the Belgian dance- scene is one that covers many different generations. It brings us back to the pre-war times of carnivals and funfairs with exuberant parties; to the smoke filled, neon lit dance halls of the golden sixties, to dark stages and deafening discotheques in the 80s and 90s.
'9 Muses of Star Empire', a year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl pop group '9 Muses', portrays the every-day life of nine girls, relentlessly pursuing their dreams in a world of jealousy, betrayal, and scandal. '9 Muses' is an emerging girl group, aspiring to perform on a national stage and gain world-wide fame just like millions of others. For that, the girls have decided to set everything aside and live as one of the Muses for 'Star Empire'; the entertainment company which created and coordinated every move. What's the price they must pay for their dreams?