MELLODRAMA: THE MELLOTRON MOVIE!

2012-01-05 (20:00 - 22:00)

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Dianna Dilworth | USA 2008 | 80 min. | Video | English 
 
Thursday, January 5th
Doors: 7:15pm
Film: 8:00pm
  
Co-presented + prize giveaways from
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A documentary exploring the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron - the first musical keyboard to "sample" the sounds of other instruments - from its birth in a California garage in the 1950s, through its dominance on concert stages in the 1970s, and its almost religious cult of followers in the 2000s.  From the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields" to the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” to Radiohead’s OK Computer and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, Mellodrama is a 50-year odyssey of musical invention, revolution, betrayal, and rediscovery.  Featuring interviews with members of The Beach Boys, The Moody Blues, The Zombies, King Crimson, Yes, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Opeth, Goblin, Maroon 5, Änglagård, Fabio Frizzi and more!
 
“If you’re interested in the history of electronic musical instruments, Mellodrama is not to be missed.” —Electronic Musician
 
“Mellodrama is easily one of the most entertaining, informative, and educational music documentaries I have seen in ages.”—MetalSucks.net
 
An excellent primer to the history and wonders of the Mellotron can be found HERE!
 
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Ce documentaire explore l’histoire en dents de scie du Mellotron – le premier clavier musical avec la capacité de ‘prélever’ les sons d’autres instruments – de sa naissance dans un garage californien des années 50 à sa dominance de la scène musicale des années 70 jusqu’au culte presque religieux qui lui est voué dans les années 2000. De ‘Strawberry Fields’ des Beatles et ‘Nights in White Satin’ des Moody Blues en passant par l’album OK Computer de Radiohead et le tube ‘Gold Digger’ de Kanye West, Mellodrama est une épopée s’étalant sur 50 ans d’invention, de trahison et de création musicale contenant des entrevues avec des membres de The Beach Boys, The Moody Blues, The Zombies, King Crimson, Yes, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Opeth, Goblin, Maroon 5, Änglagård, Fabio Frizzi et plus!
(translation: Alex Rose)
 

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