The 2016 ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE had the bonus of a second MARK REEDER interview conducted by The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai. The scheduled speaker MARTYN WARE had unfortunately been taken ill, so Reeder kindly stepped in.
His enlightening chat covered topics such as his time as Factory Records German representative, living in Berlin and working with JOHN FOXX, PET SHOP BOYS, DEPECHE MODE, MARSHEAUX, QUEEN OF HEARTS and NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›
Released to coincide with ‘ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music’, the book by Rudi Esch about the city’s music heritage, ‘ELECTRI_CITY 2’ gathers together some of the more accessible elements of Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Kosmische and Neue Deutsche Welle.
A deluxe 2CD edition ‘ELECTRI_CITY 1_2’. adds the first volume that came out alongside the book. Issued by Grönland Records, think of it as a direct journey of discovery, but with the benefit of a local tour guide as well. Continue Reading ›
In ‘ELECTRI_CITY - Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf’, Rudi Esch gives an eyewitness account of how the Düsseldorf electronic scene developed from 1970 to 1986. Andy McCluskey was interviewed by Esch for the book.
With a version in Englisch retitled 'ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music' on the way, the pair discussed a variety of records at last year's ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE for The ELECTRI_CITY Show. Continue Reading ›
The user manual for the Roland System 100 semi-modular synthesizer profoundly stated “there are no illegal connections…” - and in modern electronic music, that is still the case with the accomplished artists of today very much connected to the synth pioneers of yesteryear like KRAFTWERK, OMD, DEPECHE MODE and THE HUMAN LEAGUE.
2014 was a comparatively lean 12 months, but this year found many veterans returning to the fold. Continue Reading ›
Düsseldorf paid homage to its electronic music history with a three day event of lectures, discussions and live music. The ELECTRI_CITY CONFERENCE celebrated the work of pioneers like KRAFTWERK, DAF, RIECHMANN, NEU! and LA DÜSSELDORF, as well as reflecting its worldwide influence.
A year in the planning, the organisers assembled an impressive line-up of artists, musicians and academics which read like a ‘Who’s Who?’ of electronic music. Continue Reading ›