Elektro Moskva

  • Wed Sept 24
    7:15
Elektro Moskva

SNEAK PREVIEW!
introduced by Prof Trevor Pinch (Science & Technology Studies)

director:
Dominik Spritzendorfer & Elena Tikhonova
cast:
Leon Theremin

Welcome to the weird and definitely wired world of avant garde rock musicians, DIY circuit benders, vodka-swilling dealers and urban archaeologists/collectors, all fascinated with obsolete Soviet-era electronic synthesizers that were the by-product of the KGB and Soviet military, created in the off-hours by scientist/inventors cobbling together spare transistors and wires. Since the fall of the iron curtain, synthesizer enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to rescue these musical remnants and turn them into living, audible art. The film features rare archival footage, including the last 1993 interview with famed inventor Leon Theremin, who in 1932 made the Rube Goldberg-esque “Rhythmicon”, the world’s first rhythm machine, described by a museum curator as “space wreckage.”

Cosponsored with Science & Technology Studies

website: elektromoskva.com

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 29 minutes
release year/country
2013 Austria
subtitled