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.”