Tresor Berlin The Vault And The Electronic Frontier
Mon 10 April 2006 // 19:30
TRESOR BERLIN: THE VAULT & THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER
Michael Andrawis / 2005 / UK / digital / 62mins / no cert)
(Mon 10th / 7:30pm / £4/3)
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the club Tresor became the unlikely location of a cultural revolution. Housed in the vault room of a disused department store, it grew from an inside tip into an international institution drawing in people worldwide. This new documentary follows the club's founder Dimitri Hegemann through (and underneath) the streets of Berlin as he charts the events and developments of dance music's evolution in Germany from the mid 80's to present day. He explains how the club was a focus for the growing together of East and West Berlin through music.
The Detroit connection is also explored, with the likes of Jeff Mills and Juan Atkins describing the venue's magnetic atmosphere. House of God founder Tony Surgeon and poineer of the 'Brighton sound' Christian Vogel also speak, plus there's rare footage showing cult figure Professor Timothy Leary during his first lecture in Eastern Europe.