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Tune In: ‘What the Future Sounded Like’

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The details of how a musical genre came to be are not always talked about. In the mini documentary “What the Future Sounded Like,” the birth and development of Electronic Music Studios, EMS, is explored. The film features pioneers of EMS and electronic music, including engineer David Cockerell and musicians Tristram Cary and Peter Zinovieff.

“‘What The Future Sounded Like’ colours in a lost chapter in music history, uncovering a group of composers and innovators who harnessed technology and new ideas to re-imagine the boundaries of music and sound. Features music from Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Roxy Music and The Emperor Machine.”

Below, tune into the 27-minute-long documentary to learn more about how electronic music came to be in Britain…

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