‘Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay’ is the first film to trace back to the beginning of Industrial music, taking the viewer on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.
NTS Radio continue their partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art, hosting a screening of the seminal industrial music film on the 17th May 2015. As stated on the ICA website: “Industrial music emerged in the mid 70s, providing a vibrant, provocative and artistic soundtrack to the picket lines, economic decline and cultural oppression of the era. Whether factory workers, students or unemployed, industrial music pioneers were all educated, artistically-minded and politically aware artists who started with little to no musical background and went on to change musical history.
Industrial musicians found inspiration in Krautrock bands Kraftwerk, Faust and Can, 20th century art movements Dada, Futurism and Surrealism and post-modern writers William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and J.G. Ballard. Combining the do-it-yourself attitude of punk with mail art and underground fanzines, these pioneers were also among the first bands to incorporate tape loops, homemade synthesisers, factory field recordings and cut-up techniques in their music.” The film gives an unobstructed view into the personal world of Industrial music founders Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield’s Cabaret Voltaire, Graeme Revell of SPK and many other integral contributors to the scene.
‘Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay’ is a music documentary by Travis Collins and Amélie Ravalec. CLICK HERE for more info and tickets.