The films sinister score written and performed on the moog synthesizer by american composer walter now wendy carlos would lead. One running theme in synth britannia, voiced repeatedly by daniel miller, the founder of depeches record label, mute, is the notion of electronic music being essentially unbritish. This is a very personal account of the bbc4 synth britannia documentary from. Performed by kyle dixon and michael stein of the austin synth band s u r v i v e, the stranger things soundtrack contains various clear homages to.
Synth britannia complete title synth britannia at the bbc. A few minutes into synth britannia, the new 90minute documentary that. Synth britannia is a tv show on british national television from bbc4 with an average rating of 3. Sunset boulevardcorbis filmmakers and synthesisers have had one hell of a fruitful relationship over the years. Rewind to the anthems that defined a generation with synth britannia. Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark on synth britannia interviews with andy mccluskey and paul humphreys talking about the early days of the synth synthesize. Id not noticed before, but in that first clip from the cokliss film, the black and white strata of the multistorey carpark exactly mimic the pattern of ballards shirt collar.
This is synth britannia part 29 by kafel on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Part of our lot, the synth britannia lot if you want to call it that, we got on board the technology moving train, and it carried on moving. After about five seconds of it, you realise that this simply couldnt go on. With dave ball, wendy carlos, chris carter, joanne catherall. Its the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical. We have set up a separate members only forum area to discuss everything related to the coronavirus covid19. The album features selections of the shows original music composed by neil davidge push, unleashed, monsters. Watch bbcs synth britannia in full slicing up eyeballs. Synth britannia documentary about a generation of postpunk musicians, from the human league to gary numan, who took the synthesiser. I wish they could have filled a final half hour with industrial music so skinny puppy etc. The soundtrack is now available to download on amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Born today most popular celebs most popular celebs celebrity news. Depeche mode, four lads from basildon, came to embody the new sound, while postpunk bands such as ultravox, soft cell, orchestral manoeuvres in the dark and yazoo took the.
Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark on synth britannia interviews with andy mccluskey and paul humphreys talking about the early days of the synth synthesizer please watch. Synth britannia traced the rise of the synthesizer and how it changed popular music forever, particularly in the uk. Synth britannia bbc 4 by user requested deletion 2. We have 5 episodes of synth britannia in our archive. Heck, you might even say that it peaked last year with. Licensed to youtube by umpg publishing, and 1 music rights societies. The mere existence of this documentary should send postpunk fans, synth dorks and music historians into spasms of ectasy. But thats ok as long as the raw material is strong, and this saga of postpunk, prenew romantic gadgetpop was often fascinating and. By the seventies we were living in the future, begins synth britannia, a documentary that charts the rise of synth pop from suburban england to the worlds dance floors. Focusing on the development of british synth music throughout the 1970s, from the wide exposure that synthesizers gained from their use in prog rock and the groundbreaking clockwork orange soundtrack, through the development of affordable synth keyboards and subsequent emergence of the first postpunk and industrial synth bands made up of workingclass youths influenced by krautrock and punk music and dystopian science fiction literature by such authors as j. Synth britannia stuck firmly to fours britannia formula, being a bunch of talking heads and clumps of archive footage interwoven with synthpop classics from the late seventies and early eighties.
October 20, 2009 simon sellars music, news from the ballardosphere 3. Its an insightful film containing interviews with the hot and heavies of the early synth. Superbly produced and directed by ben whalley with interlinking cultural commentary provided by simon reynolds, it was an empathetic documentary that captured the spirit of a golden era in pop. When will finds his true talent for playing synths, he finds himself in a situation he could never have dreamed of. In the late seventies small pockets of electronic artists such as the human league, cabaret voltaire and throbbing gristle were inspired by kraftwerk and j. November 6, 2009 synthhead electronic musicians britain, electronic music pioneers, history of electronic music, synth britannia, uk. Synth britannia the electro 80s show featuring all the classic dance floor hits. Originally you had to play everything by hand, then pretty soon basic sequencers were around, then basic computers, it all moved pretty quickly. Synth britannia at the bbc a journey through the bbcs synthpop archives from roxy music and tubeway army to new order and sparks. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Following a generation of postpunk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Artifaction films is raising funds for synthcity a short film on kickstarter. Synth britannia 48 obscure postpunk by synth britannia. Synthcity a short film by artifaction films kickstarter. Synth britannia full length documentary the color awesome. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Documentary following a generation of postpunk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. A bbc documentary following the postpunk generation of musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. The first episode of synth britannia was broadcast in october, 2018. No, bbc iplayer is limited to ip numbers based in the uk and ive heard of local numbers that get blocked, a call to bbc tech support to explain why you are in the uk and using a.
Synth britannia is a bbc documentary about synth music in the uk. Synth britannia is an essential 2009 documentary about the rise. Documentary about a generation of postpunk musicians, from the human league to gary numan, who took the synthesiser from the. Videodromedisco posted this to youtube so you might want to watch it right now. Weird science is a great movie that has synth music if i recall correctly, its a silly tween movie, but pretty entertaining. Synthesizers in the movies neil tells the story of how the 1956 science fiction film forbidden planet ended up with a groundbreaking electronic score that blurred the line between music and sound effects, and explains why alfred hitchcocks the birds has one of the most effective soundtracks of any of his films despite having no music. Looking for movies with synthheavy, 80s sounding scores. We found subtitles for the program synth britannia at the bbc. Blood dragon is full of 80s humor and 80s style synth music.
Wakeman performed behind massive banks of electronic keyboards. While punks wanted to rip everything up and start again, synth artists, it seems, were more concerned with reflecting on what was going on. A few minutes into synth britannia, the new 90minute documentary that airs for the first time on bbc four tonight, theres a 70s clip of keith emerson that shows him widdling out an extravagant solo while wearing what appears to be mock chain mail suit. The songs included in the fantastic documentary of the bbc synth britannia. Performed by orchestral manoeuvres in the dark see more.
Ben whalley contributors include philip oakey, vince clarke, martin gore, bernard sumner, gary numan and. By the seventies we were living in the future, begins synth britannia, a documentary that charts the rise of synth. Synth britannia charts the rise of synth pop in britain during the late 70s and early 80s, setting it against the backdrop of the feelings of social alienation that many of the movements key participants and fans were experiencing at the time. The britannia series is a series of documentaries from bbc four that began in 2005. Gary numan on first performing on tv gary numan talks about his performance on the old grey whistle test, the first time he had been on television. Britannia is created by jez butterworth spectre, tom. The documentaries most often deal with the evolution of a music genre or other aspect of musical culture over a period of decades within the united kingdom, although occasionally episodes have covered music in other countries ireland, united states, italy or such diverse subjects as comic books, games. As new bbc4 documentary synth britannia shows, the synthesizer first. Bbc four synth britannia, gary numan on first performing.570 811 233 1319 854 206 283 465 906 747 1386 782 1005 462 1007 409 1174 540 1102 567 861 482 1084 1328 144 491 1251 1293 1258 1484 643 299 1245 175 25 274 1137 815 852 206 1216 437 1050