Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) will open its doors to fans starting in October. The organization’s goal is to curate “electronic music’s most iconic moments, artists, flyers, logos and artworks.”
Filled with numerous interactive flourishes such as AR/VR exhibits, MOMEM aims to provide an interactive experience. The outside of the building will be wrapped in a wall of soundwaves that passersby may manipulate. Its facade will also serve as a venue for live performances accessible by Bluetooth.
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Described as a “black box, which serves as a universal stage and open space,” the museum itself is divided into different areas. These areas include the Creator’s Stage, Spatial Sampler, Inner Circle, Sonic Welcome, and Come Together. Each one offers unique interactive exhibits such as flexible furniture, lighting exhibitions, and a massive disco ball installation.
The building itself is designed by Frankfurt design firm Atelier Markgraph, which boasts 30 years of experience designing interactive spaces.
This ambitious idea comes from Director Alex Azary and friend, partner, and Technoclub founder Andreas “Talla” Tomalla (also known as Talla 2XLC). Starting as a weekly event that jumped between venues, Technoclub eventually found a home at the legendary Dorian Gray nightclub in Frankfurt in 1989. It was one of the first clubs to exclusively play electronic music, as well as the first after-hours club, with parties taking place Sundays from 3:00 PM-9:00 AM.
Talla himself is a pioneer in the electronic music world, often credited with coining the term techno as touched on in the film We Call It Techno!.