MATRIXSYNTH: Discovering Electronic Music Part 1 - 3

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Discovering Electronic Music Part 1 - 3

Discovering Electronic Music (1969-1983) video upload by Fran Blanche

Update: cleaned up version in one video above uploaded in 2021. You'll find the original 3 posted back in 2009 further below.

"This film by Bernard Wilets was originally produced around 1969-70, but this reel that I present is the updated version from 1983 which includes new added Fairlight sequences with Rory Kaplan. The original sections are VERY 1969 and the color of this print is still remarkable. Great footage of Moog modular synths right in their heyday and lots of screenshots of waveforms and such. Is it coincidental that so much Bach is being played on the Moog? Calling Wendy Carlos! The film features several people who went on to make their names in electronic music, including Rory Kaplan, Douglas Leedy, and Jean-Claude Risset. This reel was transferred from my own 16mm archive print using my Eiki Telecine. The Eiki has a 5 Blade Shutter that projects a 24fps print at 30 frames per second for a flickerless NTSC transfer. A special diffusion plate eliminates the 'hot spot' of the projector, and the sound is pulled right from the optical track. Enjoy!

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Original 3 videos posted in 2009:

YouTube via takenae | February 12, 2009

"Discovering electronic music.
Director / Writer Bernard Wilets
Barr Films, Padadena, Calif - 1983"

Discovering Electronic Music Part 2


Discovering Electronic Music Part 3


Previously posted but not embedded back on April 15, 2006.


  1. Very cool, I love these old films.

  2. I think the narrator is David Ossman of Firesign Theatre renown. He also did a a lot of voiceover work for NPR and commercial projects. Can anyone confirm that this is indeed him?

    BTW, nice to see my namesake in this vid...)


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