Doc’n Roll Presents: Irish Premiere of The Rise of The Synths
Director: Iván Castell
Starring: John Carpenter, Rubén Martínez
Release Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020
Doc'n Roll Presents: Irish Premiere of The Rise of The Synths
Followed by a Q&A with Darragh O'Connor (Youngblood Music) and Jason Tammemägi (GENUINE HUMAN ART) hosted by Ray Rooney (Left Of The Dial Music).
In the mid-2000s and with the help of MySpace, several composers from different countries spontaneously started an underground music scene that the Internet would call -among other names- Synthwave. It is defined as electronic music strongly inspired by soundtracks and 80s pop culture. These composers whose music has reached millions, all remained anonymous- until now.
Narrated by iconic director John Carpenter, The Rise Of The Synths is a journey back and forth in time, from the roots of this scene to its impact on today's pop culture. So what is Synthwave? An irresistible blend of nostalgia and music; of creative processes and cultural references; of re-appropriation and legitimate creation. Is it a random revival, or an emerging cultural phenomenon.
Note: This film is rated 'Club' which mans it is only suitable for anyone aged 18 and above.