A Mother Lode of Synthesizer Documentaries

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A thread got some momentum on the Facebook Eurorack Synthesizers group about bingeable synthesizer docs. I am shamelessly lifting from that series of suggestions.

So, here you are, several hours of electronic music watching.

 

MODULO is a short musical documentary and tribute to Hugh Le Caine, possibly the first user of control voltages.
 https://vimeo.com/82193303

The Delian Mode is a doc about Delia Derbyshire who realized the original Doctor Who theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnmSgaeGAI

Delia Derbyshire – Sculptress of Sound documentary Multi-part doc about Delia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA6Fb0nuAYw

Daphne Oram documentary – Wee Have Also Sound-Houses  Daphne originated the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Audio only, sadly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNaqvAH7R34

Synth Britannia is a BBC4 doc about synth musicians form the 80’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK1P93r9xes

People Who Do Noise is about noise musicians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGrN6PeIiOU

Moog: A Film by Hans Fjellestad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5HRa9nEVVU

Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh’s Synth Collection Mark is a member if Devo, and here’s his collection.
https://vimeo.com/118046581

Detroit Techno – The Creation of Techno Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gElNoedRj5Q

Sub Berlin -“The Story of Tresor”  About the legendary Berlin Club Tresor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGGA3a_8Crs

Brainwashed.com: The Eye – The New England Synthesizer Museum A trip to the New England Synthesizer Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFuyOQ3p5Pw

Modulations traces the evolution of Electronica music
https://vimeo.com/87206606

I Dream of Wires is the quintessential modular synthesizer documentary. You should go buy it. The BluRay has the 4 hour cut. Epic!
http://www.idreamofwires.org/

What the Future Sounded Like (2006) The birth of electronic Music in Great Britain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkW8Ul7Q1I

Trailer for DECONSTRUCTING DAD–The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott  a jazz musician and builder of a giant machine in his house.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogJlnNqSHt0

The New Sound Of Music 1979 (Part 1)  Multi-parts on Youtube about electronic music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MsyOe7xCqg

The Art of Sounds (2007) – Pierre Henry In French, this doc covers the musique concrete artist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsb1w-3iFa8

Edgard Varèse Poeme électronique (film documentary) Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking electronic piece a backstory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a62bF50oIA

Eliane Radigue – IMA Portrait documentary  Another pioneering electronic music synthesist, Radigue used Buchlas, Moogs and ARPs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2U0q4lZiFg

Electronic Music History Documentary (1980)  insight into how electronic music was born and created with some really old equipment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIE8i5G2PxA

A BIG LIST of docs if you haven’t had enough yet.
http://llllllll.co/t/list-of-good-electronic-music-documentaries/246/22

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