TB-303 Documentary – Bassline Baseline

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Bassline Baseline investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the Roland TB-303, in the last two decades of the 20th century.

The narrative seeks to invite thoughts on technological mediation within product innovation and creative expression. The dead-panned ‘documentary’ video attempts to explore how and why creative tools fail and how increasingly more options, parameters or intermediaries devised during a tool’s research and development phase don’t necessarily lead to increased expressivity or virtuosity during the tool’s lifetime of actual use, unless the super-structure of its cultural context is dramtically reconsidered.

Narrated by Nate Harrison, creator of the Amen Break documentary.