Tying into the London Electronica Arts Festival, the trusty old Genesis is running a series of films and panels all Saturday exploring and celebrating the diverse field of electronic music.
The day begins at, 2 – 4.15pm with VIDEO ELECTRO!+ Q&A with KATE MOROSS, ROLLO JACKSON, CHRIS TURNER, GAZELLE TWIN, SCANNER. This is a chance to see some of the world’s best, most innovative, funniest and most moving electronic music videos of the past 12 months. There will also be a look back at the work of some of the filmmakers specialising in the genre: ROLLO JACKSON (Chase & Status, Squarepusher), KATE MOROSS (Simian Mobile Disco, Disclosure) and CHRIS TURNER who has collaborated with GAZELLE TWIN and SCANNER, all of whom will be involved in a Q&A discussing what it takes to make a great music video.
From 4.30 – 7.15pm hip hop and rap take centre stage with BEAT STREET + PANEL TALK: HOW HIP HOP SHOOK UP THE DJ WORLD with Scratch Perverts, Tim Lawrence (Lucky Cloud Sound System) & special guests
1984’s Beat Street, along with its 1983 predecessor Wild Style, is credited as being one of the very first movies to bring rap music, DJing, street art and breakdancing to the big screen. Featuring stars of hip hop Afrika Bambaata and Kool Herc, the film is revered as a cult classic over 30 years later. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with legendary British turntablists and former DMC team champions Scratch Perverts and other guests and authorities on hip hop to discuss the genre’s role in the evolution of DJing in the 1980s, through technique and technology.
Lastly, from 7.45pm is PIERRE HENRY: THE ART OF SOUNDS (France, 2006, 52 mins, U) + RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP IN CONVERSATION+ SHORTS: THE DELIAN MODE (25 mins, U) / THE SECRET WORLD OF FOLEY (14 mins, U)
At the centre of this programme is the 2007 documentary examining the life and work of electronic music pioneer and inventor of ‘Musique Concrete’, followed by a Q&A with arguably Britain’s most important electronic music pioneers, the iconic Radiophonic Workshop, who feature in one of the two supporting short films, The Delian Mode, about the Workshops’ legendary Delia Derbyshire. Also showing on the night is the award-winning short The Secret World of Foley, which premiered at London Film Festival in October 2014.