Saturday November 21
The Logan Theatre
2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
Empty Bottle Presents is excited to announce the debut Chicago screening of Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay - Music Documentary, the first film to trace the origins of industrial music. The screening will be held at The Logan Theatre
in Logan Square and Mark Solotroff will DJ at the reception in the bar area, before
and after the event. Doors open at Logan Theatre at 6pm and the
screening will start at 7pm sharp.
Soundtrack For The Urban Decay is the first film to trace the origins of
industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling
industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.
Industrial music emerged in the mid 70’s, providing a vibrant, provocative and artistic
soundtrack to the picket lines, economic decline and cultural
oppression of the era. Whether factory workers, students or unemployed,
industrial music pioneers were all educated, artistically minded and
politically aware artists who started with little to no musical
background and went on to change musical history.
musicians found inspiration in Krautrock bands Kraftwerk, Faust and Can,
20th century art movements Dada, Futurism and Surrealism and
post-modern writers William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and J.G. Ballard.
combining the do-it-yourself attitude of punk with mail art and
underground fanzines, these pioneers were also among the first bands to
incorporate tape loops, homemade synthesisers, factory field recordings
and cut-up techniques in their music.
Discover the personal
story of industrial music founders Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield’s
prolific Dada inspired band Cabaret Voltaire, award-winning soundtrack
composer Graeme Revell of SPK, noise music inventor Boyd Rice of NON and
fifteen other of the genre’s most influential figures, exposing their
incredible stories for the first time on film.
7pm // $15 // All Ages