Exhibition ‘Electro. From Kraftwerk To Techno’ Examines electronic music history

by | Jan 28, 2022 | Culture, Stories | 0 comments

Electro. From Kraftwerk To Techno is a music exhibition taking place at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany through May 15th.

Across over 500 partially interactive exhibits, the exhibition looks at music genres falling under broad category of “electronic music.” Including musical instruments, self-made sound generators, pictures, radio files, videos, and graphical work, it covers a broad spectrum of media. From the first electronic musical instruments to the use of AI in contemporary production, visitors discover electronic music history through their own scope.

Celebrating electronic music history, the exhibition covers musicians Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Kraftwerk, and others. People can also can tune in to weekly Free Digital Electro streams covering music production, the evolution of dance music, and more.

“New musical genres emerging in the 1980s, such as Detroit techno, Chicago house and hip-hop, as well as the rave culture of the 1990s will be presented both acoustically and visually through art photography,” reads a statement on the Kunspalast website. “A particular highlight of the show is the spectacular staging of the oeuvre of the multimedia project Kraftwerk founded by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in Düsseldorf in 1970. ‘Electro. From Kraftwerk to Techno’ invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery of the exciting and highly ramified history of electronic music.”

Produced and executed with the Kunstpalast, the exhibition is curated by the Musée de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris. For more information on the schedule, restrictions, and exhibition in general, visit the Kunstpalast website.

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