“Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers” Exhibit at The Design Museum Is Getting An Upgrade

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The electronic dance music exhibit titled “Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers” was originally scheduled to be launched in April of this year.

Due to the mandatory closures around that time due to Covid-19, the opening of the exhibit has now been postponed to the end of July.

Due to the delay, The Design Museum in London which will be hosting the exhibit had some time to fine-tune and give the exhibit some upgrades. The new investments being made into the exhibit include a revamped sound system.

Ahead of the opening of the exhibit, the museum will be installing a PMC 7.1 surround system based on the company’s result6 monitors, resulting in a richer and more immersive experience. This decision to adopt the award-winning technology was highly influenced by Kraftwerk, who have been longtime PMC-users themselves.

While both acts mentioned in the very name of the exhibition are known for their immersive live show experiences, this exhibition is going to showcase a 3-D Kraftwerk show with the works, strobes, visuals, et all. The legendary group just celebrated its 50-year anniversary.

Another major part of the exhibit will be top-notch visuals and lights accompanying The Chemical Brothers’ epic live set-up, all at a museum.

The exhibit has been set up to track the journey of the world of electronic music through the people, art, design, technology, and photography that’s shaped the genre over its lifespan. While the exhibit will also explore the nightclub scene from across the world in addition to the live audio-visual extravaganzas, a number of iconic instruments will also be on display as reported by The Londonist. From synths like the TR808 and Moog 55 to an imagined electronic music studio created by innovator Jean Michelle Jarre.

Speaking about the exhibit, curator Gemma Curtin said,

“Sound is only part of the story when it comes to this category of music: it has built communities on and offline, democratised music technology and provided a safe space for free expression.”

With the new dates, “Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers” is slated to run from the end of July through February 14th, 2021.

H/T – EDM.com

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