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3.9
346 Ratings

Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

Directed by Luke Fowler
United Kingdom, 2017
Documentary, Avant-Garde, Music

Synopsis

The life and work of highly influential, yet little known, Canadian composer and microcomputer pioneer Martin Bartlett is resurrected in this lovingly constructed biographical essay which conveys a sense of intimate, holistic personal history.

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Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett Directed by Luke Fowler

Critics reviews

Fowler’s film is made up of familiar documentary components: archival footage, reminiscences by friends and readings of the subject’s letters. But these are ordered in a way that is less concerned with telling a story, or explaining Bartlett’s life, than with evoking his qualities of erudition, curiosity, enthusiasm, care and sometimes anger.
November 29, 2018
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