Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kraftwerk live at the MoMA

A lot of the electronic music shows I attended were a deception. Seeing musicians playing with laptops like autistic childs can be boring. Of course, there are some exceptions. And Kraftwerk is one of those exceptions. Seeing them live is an impressive experience. The sound is excellent, the visuals are great and they seem to have fun performing.

The Museum of Modern Art has announced a series of shows by Kraftwerk: Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum's Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk's studio albums—Autobahn(1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986),The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release. Kraftwerk will follow each evening’s album performance with additional compositions from their catalog, all adapted specifically for this exhibition.

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