BIFF 2020
International documentary

808

ORIGINAL TITLE:
808
USA / Finland / Japan / Belgia / Storbritannia/ 2015/ 1 t. 47 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
CAST:
Damon Albarn, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Barbosa, Jellybean Benítez
DIRECTOR:
Alex Dunn
WRITER:
Luke Bainbridge, Alex Dunn
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Stuart Birchall, Claudio Rietti
PRODUCER:
Alex Dunn, Craig Kallman
TEMA:
Musikk
Rise of the drum machines

808 is the story of how a Japanese machine called The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer changed the history of popular music. Upon its release in 1980, the machine rapidly gained a prominent following among producers and recording artists – especially in the burgeoning hip hop scene. Spanning four decades and a wide span of genres, this entertaining documentary offers up insightful testimonies on the importance of the TR-808 from such luminaries as Afrika Bambaataa, Phil Collins, David Guetta, Rick Rubin, Diplo, New Order’s Bernard Sumner og Stephen Morris, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Hank Shocklee, Armand Van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Damon Albarn and Lil Jon.

 

There will also be a screening of 808 and an EKKO DJ set at Østre Friday 25.09 at 21:00.

 

Alex Dunn

Alex Dunn (USA) 808 is Dunn's first feature documentary

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