Over the last four decades, Kraftwerk, pioneers of electric music, have written music history and enjoyed worldwide success. From their beginnings in the early 1970s, Kraftwerk have always been linked to the development of state-of-the-art technology. The music that this made possible has since provided the digital age with the sound it has otherwise lacked. Kraftwerk are also seen as the pioneers and fathers of very diverse trends in music, like hip-hop, electro, house, techno, and synthie pop. Since they performed at the Venice Biennale in 2005, the world of contemporary art has also begun to see Kraftwerk’s multimedia shows as a unique form of artistic performance. In the Kunstbau at the Lenbachhaus, Kraftwerk’s programmed world of images and sounds, an immersive total work of art, will for the first time be experienced outside the concert hall. A multi-channel 3D video installation specially developed for the Kunstbau will make for a worthy presentation of Kraftwerk’s unique and influential position within the history of the fine and the performing arts.
The exhibition in the Kunstbau at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Munich will be accompanied by a book: Kraftwerk 3-D, Kling Klang Produkt 2011
Kraftwerk will be holding three concerts in the Munich Alten Kongresshalle:
10 October 2011., 8 p.m. (sold out)
13 October 2011, 8 p.m. (sold out)
13 October 2011, 12 p.m. (sold out)
Ticket sales for the exhibition in the Kunstbau take place as usual, from 15 October to 13 November 2011 at the ticket counter at the pavilion on Königsplatz.
Curator: Matthias Mühling
Opening hours: 15 October – 13 November 2011 / Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
More at kraftwerk.com.
You might also like the Kraftwerkification’s Channel on Youtube with tons of videos including all parts of the grande monster documentary “Kraftwerk, and the Electronic revolution”. You can watch Part 1 below.
Kraftwerk, and the Electronic revolution
The rest of the film can be found at Kraftwerkification’s Channel on Youtube.
Krautrock – The Rebirth Of Germany
BBC Four Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.
Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal – a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past – but that didn’t stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.