What the Future Sounded Like

Documentary about the the people of EMS (Electronic Music Studios) a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain.

Comprising of pioneering electronic musicians Peter Zinovieff and Tristram Cary (famed for his work on the Dr Who series) and genius engineer David Cockerell, EMSs studio was one of the most advanced computer-music facilities in the world. EMSs great legacy is the VCS3, Britains first synthesizer and rival of the American Moog. The VCS3 changed the sounds of some of the most popular artists of this period including Brian Eno, Hawkwind and Pink Floyd.

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  • The Man In A Suitcase

    Fantastic documentary. As someone with a personal interest in electronic music I find all this fascinating. I really want an EMS Synthi now!

  • ToothlessSwan

    haha same here.  Brilliant doc

  • rozza2012

    Interesting how from early on they had no analogue/digital hoo-har, simply the digital sequencer kicked tapes ass.

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