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Doc'n Roll Film Festival / Iván Castell: The Rise of The Synth + Q&A at Rio Cinema

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Time 18:30
Date 15/11/19
Price £12.5

Narrated by iconic director John Carpenter, The Rise Of The Synths is a journey back and forth in time, from the roots of Synthwave to its impact on today's pop culture.

In the mid-2000's 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 the music, soundtracks, and pop culture of the 80s. These composers, whose music who had reached millions, all remained anonymous, until now.

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?