Two films will be screened in Goethe-Institut's Wyoming Building on Monday 8th Feb at 6:30 pm, as part of the "Electronic Music Movies" session.
The first is the NYC debut of Kara Blake's 2009 documentary "The Delian Mode", which explores the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, the woman behind the distinctive Doctor Who theme music created at the BBC in the early 1980s. The film provides a glimpse into Derbyshire's creative process and supports her slowly growing notoriety as an innovative and influential figure in the history of electronic music.
Director Mika Taanila's "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" finds a truly visionary subject in Erkki Kurenniemi , a Finnish scientist, artist, musician, film-maker, theorist and all-round cybernetic pioneer. The documentary includes footage of the unique DIMI-instruments developed by Kurenniemi, and segments from unfinished experimental short films from the 1960s. "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" is a film about the 1960s avant-garde in music and film, the early history of microcomputers and the open questions of 21st century science.
The films screenings will be repeated on Friday 12th at 6:30 pm. Entry is free.