The New Sound of Music
New Sounds of Music is about the rise of electronic music. A charming presenter in a tweed jacket fascinatingly talks about how mechanised music has changed over time: from late Victorian organ and pianola, which played programmed tunes from wooden shafts and paper rolls to experiments with magnetic tape in musique concrète and synthesizers. All these inventions are part of one long road, which progressively led to the creation of a new sound in music.
Apart from presenting technologies from different years, the film gives the floor to electronic composers who solve their tasks with the help of new equipment: from turning themselves into a human orchestra and fulfilling commissions for TV to inventing new approaches to electronic music and creating new instruments.