Rewind / Fast Forward: the past, present and future of musical innovation

Electronic music has recently suffered a fate similar to pop culture, with symptoms such as reissue overload, revivalism reunions, and reenactments appearing within dance culture. At the same time, we’re witnessing a counter-tendency that could be dubbed ‘futuremania,’ characterized by a digital maximalist, high-def aesthetic, and the vocal manipulation that’s come to define an era.

This video-illustrated talk explores these questions and many more, taking a snapshot of this crossroads moment, with its clashing impulses to rewind to yesterday and fast-forward to tomorrow.



Date & Location

Montalbán Theatre


Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds is an author, music journalist and critic.