Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay is the first film to trace the origins of industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene. Industrial music emerged in the mid 70’s, providing a vibrant, provocative and artistic soundtrack to the economic decline and cultural oppression of the era.
Finding inspiration in Kraftwerk, Faust and Can, and 20th century art movements and post-modern writers including Burroughs and Ballard, these musical pioneers incorporated tape loops, homemade synthesisers, factory field recordings and cut-up techniques. Discover the personal story of industrial music founders Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield’s prolific Dada inspired band Cabaret Voltaire, award-winning soundtrack composer Graeme Revell of SPK, noise music inventor Boyd Rice of NON and other influential figures.
We are pleased to welcome directors Amélie Ravalec and Travis Collins, and DJ Stephen Mallinder for a Q&A following the screening. We will also be joined by Stephen Mallinder for a DJ set in the event space following the event.