Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain.
What The Future Sounded Like colours in a lost chapter in music history, uncovering a group of composers and innovators who harnessed technology and new ideas to re-imagine the boundaries of music and sound. Features music from Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Roxy Music and The Emperor Machine.
Produced by Claire Harris
Written & Directed by Matthew Bate (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure)
Official Site: whatthefuturesoundedlike.com
World Premiere: South by Southwest 2008
Official Selection: CPH:DOX // Sheffield Doc:Fest // Sonar Music Festival // SIFF // MIFF // BAFF 2006
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