PIONEERING USE OF SOUND IN CELLULOÏD FILM
@ Alter Schlachthof
The histories of film and electronic music are intimately linked. Thomas Edison invented both the first generations of recorders for sound and for image. When sound cinema appeared, the first experiments with sound were made by reversing the tape that the sound was recorded on — and thus tape music was born. Later, the technological advances were also used to innovate and create the first computer-generated films. Recorded music was then often used as a starting point for the creation of rhythmic patterns onscreen. Finally, in its use of the material element of the film itself in films made of cutting up and repetition of the raw film material, sound follows image in rhythmic and noisy patterns. An intriguing voyage in the power of moving images and sound, all shown in their original 16mm format.