Speaking in Code

Philip Sherburne prezinta pe blogul sau trailerul documentarului “Speaking Code” care se lanseaza saptamana viitoare la Festivalul de Film din Boston.

“The film tries to tell a broader story about electronic-music culture by following a few individuals as they make their way through it. Filmed over the course of a couple of years, the documentary principally features Modeselektor and the Wighnomy Brothers, catching both acts at precisely the point where their careers began to really take off. And a supporting cast of likeminded souls—Akufen, Tobias Thomas, Sascha Funke and others—help flesh out the contours of the scene.


it was at MUTEK, maybe the very first day we were filming; we were talking to Akufen in very broad terms about his productions, about the Montreal scene, about electronic music in general. He said, as a way of expressing that idea of a secret essence to it all, “It’s like speaking in code.” A shiver went up my spine; I knew we had found the title to the film. In that one image was the whole nexus of subculture, technology and of desire — the desire to have a shared secret. It’s been a long time in the making; electronic music is a lot different now than when Amy and David first approached me about the idea of an electronic-music documentary. The whole mediascape is different. The code keeps being rewritten. But I think the desire stays much the same. If nothing else, hearing those familiar tracks over the trailer confirms it.”

Posted in academia, film on April 16th, 2009 by fresh good minimal | 2 Comments

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  1. alternative.aka said,

    on April 18th, 2009 at 10:51

    de abia astept sa l vad

  2. lori said,

    on April 22nd, 2009 at 02:39

    era si timpul! sunt trailere pe youtube din 2007 deja! abia astept!

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