Shot in Canada, France, the UK, the US and Japan, Wavemakers features reckless engineers, rockstars (such as Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood), repairmen and Martenot legend raconteurs. As if the fifty years Maurice Martenot (1898-1980) spent perfecting his invention were not enough, we see them pursue his fantastic - if a little cursed - legacy.
This filmic, sonic and human journey explores an intense love affair with musical expression and spins the tale of an enduringly cutting-edge technology on the verge of a major resurgence. It bridges a missing link in the history of electronic music by placing the instrument in a rich artistic and technological lineage.
|June 20, 2013||Calgary, AB||Sled Island Festival|