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Modulations (1998)

The evolution of electronic music and its many genres. How the wide range of styles and scenes formed through experimentations on sound formation.

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Iara Lee

Writer:

Peter Shapiro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arthur Baker Arthur Baker ... Himself
Afrika Bambaataa ... Himself
Carl Cox Carl Cox ... Himself
David Kristian David Kristian ... Himself
Derrick May Derrick May ... Himself
Moby ... Himself
Robert Moog Robert Moog ... Himself
Giorgio Moroder ... Himself
Genesis P-Orridge ... Himself
Rob Playford Rob Playford ... Himself
DJ Spooky ... Himself
Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen ... Himself
Danny Tenaglia Danny Tenaglia ... Himself
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The evolution of electronic music and its many genres. How the wide range of styles and scenes formed through experimentations on sound formation.

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cinema for the ear

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Official Sites:

Caipirinha Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hanghullámok See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,688, 13 September 1998

Gross USA:

$138,425
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Caipirinha Productions See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Partygoer: To some people it looks ridiculous, but to us... this is our thing.
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Features Thank God It's Friday (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Splitfinger Fastball
Performed by Hardfloor
Created & Realized by Ramon Zenker & Oliver Bondzio
Published by Upright Songs/ Moonquake Music BMG
Courtesy of Eye Q Music
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Very well done
14 February 1999 | by bigmike-4See all my reviews

Being a fan of electronic music for several years now, I was surprised that a full scale documentary on the history of techno was produced.

I got a chance to catch it at the Motor Lounge in Hamtramick and what I saw surprised me. This documentary is incredibly well done. It covers the history of electronica from its earliest origins in the 1950's to the modern day rave scene.

The audio is fantastic and any music lover should appreciate the facts presented within the movie. Modulations covers most of the bases, including the various techno scenes across the world. They interview many artists and the man who started it all (inventing the Moog Synth). This is great stuff.....

The audio and video are fantastic and I hope that they release this on DVD in the near future.


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