The Rise of the Synths

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The Rise of the Synths

12 June 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on 12 June 2021 at 8:30 pm

Dates and time   

Wednesday 9th June 2021, 7.30pm (followed by a Q&A after the film)
Saturday 12th June 2021, 8.30pm (dj set before the film)

In the mid 2000’s, with the help of MySpace, several composers from different countries spontaneously started an underground music scene that the Internet would call, among other names, Synthwave. It is defined as electronic music strongly inspired by the music, soundtracks, and pop culture of the 80s.

Narrated by iconic director John Carpenter, The Rise of The Synths is a journey back and forth in time, from the roots of this scene to its impact on today’s pop culture.

The first screening will be held on the 9th of June 2021 at 7.30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Ivan Castell. The second screening will be held on the 12th of June 2021 at 8.30pm. and will be preceded by a DJ set from Maltese synthwave act K.A.R.R.

This screening is part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme.

Electronic Music Malta is supported by Arts Council Malta.

Creative team: Electronic Music Malta / Edwin Balzan
Partners: Arts Council Malta


Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
€6 (EMM and Spazju Kreattiv Cinema Members)
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information