London’s famous Design Museum plays host to an exciting new exhibition: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. Curated by Jean-Yves Leloup, the comprehensive collection charts the 50-year history of electronic music – from experimental studio production and the underground raves, to the pioneering Chicago and Manchester club scene. With electronic music now firmly part of mainstream culture, visitors to the exhibition will be greeted by Node’s iconic laser-manufactured Hylixa loudspeakers, showcasing the cutting- edge of music playback. Guests are then taken back in time, through the history of the electronic genre, in an audio and visual experience like no other.
The exhibition highlights how audio quality has always been at the forefront of digitally created music. From the sparse, but expertly mastered Kraftwerk recordings, to the ambient, spatial works of Brian Eno, as well as the more complex, bass heavy Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. Aside from cutting-edge audio, guests are treated to 3D Kraftwerk films, a pulsating 20,000 LED light installation to a soundtrack by DJ Laurent Garnier, and a new audio-visual experience from The Chemical Brothers show directors Smith and Lyall.
The exhibition opens at the London Design Museum on the 31st July 2020, and runs until the 14th February 2021. Visit the design museum webpage to learn more and to book tickets.