Tales of the Future

Tales of the Future

Eye on Sound, Augustus - November 2019

What would remain of Blade Runner if you take away Vangelis’ synthesizers? Or try to imagine Tarkovsky’s SF classic Solaris without the electronic score. With Tales of the Future Eye focuses on the impact of the synthesizer on film music and sound design.  

Tales of the Future makes resoundingly clear how the synthesizer developed into an essential instrument for film music. Palmbomen II, who is strongly influenced by 1980s synthesizer music, performs to two episodes of the legendary TV series Miami Vice (1984-1989).  Electro artist Torus performs his score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic Stalker (1979). Use Knife, alias Stef Heeren and Kwinten Mordijck, accompany La coquille et le clergyman in a collaboration with ADE.

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Tales of the Future
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  • Drive (Nicholas Windig Refn, 2011)

  • Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)

  • Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, 1956)

electro musicians

Electronic sounds were at first mainly used for popular SF films in the 1950s  (Forbidden Planet). That the synthesizer was also able to make a major contribution to the atmosphere and meaning of classic masterpieces became obvious with the scores for Tarkovsky’s Solaris and Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. And there is of course also a reason why Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner still continues to inspire electro musicians.

The synthesizer sometimes evokes strong reminiscences of the 1980s –think of hits by bands like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. Fortunately, there’s so much more to experience beyond the shockwave of nostalgia as Eye is celebrating the synthesizer in its Tales of the Future this year. 

Lights out, synthesizers on! 

  • Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

  • Stalker (Andrej Tarkovski, 1979)

  • Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

Upon presentation of their membership, Subbacultcha members can collect one free ticket at the box office from one hour before the screening starts (as long as stock lasts) for:


Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

  • 20:30
    17 Oct 2019


    Brian De Palma, US 1983

    Giorgio Moroder had already left a lasting mark on electronic music with his production of Donna...

Sunday, 20 Oct 2019

Saturday, 26 Oct 2019

  • 16:45
    26 Oct 2019
    The Social Network

    The Social Network

    David Fincher, US 2010

    Director David Fincher (Fight Club) came up with a thrilling and sexy story of the creation...

Friday, 1 Nov 2019

  • 21:00
    1 Nov 2019
    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Ridley Scott, US 1982

    November 2019. We’re now in the exact month and year in which Ridley Scott situated his overwhelming...

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