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Sheffield DocFest 2022
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:46:19 AM »
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Rare opportunity to see a world premiere.
A film about an unsung pioneer. ⁦
@ColdTapFilms shine their insightful light on this fascinating and untold music story
⁩Featuring @martynware  Jarvis and Sean Bean and of course ⁦
@electrophonique
⁩  https://sheffdocfest.com/film/film-about-studio-electrophonique
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A film about Studio Electrophonique
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A euphoric record of Sheffield-based Studio Electrophonique, which nurtured a generation of superstars such as ABC, The Human League, Heaven 17, Clock DVA and Pulp.
Ken Patten was a panel beater who sported a rakish moustache and had a passion for music. He built his own creative universe in the downstairs extension of his Handsworth council house. It was here that he set about recording the sounds of Sheffield, nurturing a generation of nascent superstars who would go on to form some of the most iconic British bands of the 1980s and 1990s. James Taylor’s film, the little-known story of Studio Electrophonique, celebrates a vision unconstrained by means and a name that almost died unheralded, but now survives on the outer ring road of art.
https://sheffdocfest.com/film/film-about-studio-electrophonique




A Film about Studio Electrophonique Trailer - Sheffield DocFest 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF__liKXZZg





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Re: Sheffield DocFest 2022
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 02:06:29 AM »
The Sheffield council house that became a pioneer of rock recording
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A band turning up for a session at Studio Electrophonique in the late 1970s could have been forgiven for thinking they had the wrong address. An ordinary Sheffield council house with a caravan parked on the driveway, it was semi-detached with deep pile carpets and a toy poodle with a bark like a wildebeest.
But behind the chintzy curtains, an RAF veteran and panel-beater called Ken Patten had handbuilt one of the most pioneering electronic studios in Europe. In return for a £15 recording fee, he helped some of Sheffield’s most important bands form their nascent sounds – from Pulp to ABC, Heaven 17 and the Human League, as well as less heralded acts such as the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Girls Choir.

Now, two former teachers from Sheffield have made a documentary celebrating “one of the great untold stories of British pop music”. Premiering at the Sheffield DocFest this week, they paint Patten’s home on the Balliford estate in Handsworth as the unlikely crucible of Yorkshire’s electro scene and Patten its thrifty resident genius.

A Film About Studio Electrophonique is narrated by Sean Bean, who grew up in Handsworth. “I had no idea when my dad sent me around to Ken Patten’s to pay his garage bill that Ken had built his own creative world in his downstairs extension,” he says. “None of us knew that he was recording the sounds of space-age Sheffield or indeed that that space-age sound would become the future of British music.”

 A Film About Studio Electrophonique is available to watch online and showing at the Sheffield DocFest on Tuesday at 3.45pm.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/27/studio-electrophonique-the-sheffield-council-house-that-became-a-pioneer-of-rock-recording

https://sheffdocfest.com/film/film-about-studio-electrophonique?fbclid=IwAR3qNXG-XKxLk40SKD7uegngUAzzFFqyRDuKYRmdIFcjt5C3wZgUw-GJCQ8#tickets


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