First published in German during the Spring of 2015, Rudi Esch’s ‘ELECTRI_CITY – Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf’ gave a fascinating insider’s account of the Germany’s influential post-war music scene which was centred around the city of Düsseldorf.
The original book has now spawned an English language edition ‘ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music’, two compilation albums and an annual music conference, the third of which will take place on FRIDAY 27TH and SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2017. Among those performing live will be ANNE CLARK and ROBERT GÖRL, while JONATHAN BARNBROOK will be giving a talk entitled ‘Designing Bowie’. Continue Reading ›
After the ticketing debacle of the London Tate Modern Turbine Hall shows in 2013, the announcement of what is a pretty extensive tour for KRAFTWERK has now at least given fans of Die Mensch Machine a fighting chance to actually see them live.
The Electricity Club was present at the middle of a trio of Royal Albert Hall dates and after some pretty stringent security / ticketing checks, the team were able to take to their seats with a pair of 3D glasses waiting. Continue Reading ›
KRAFTWERK played an emotional second show as part of their ‘Der Katalog 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’ residency at Die Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen to an expectant hometown crowd which included PROPAGANDA’s Ralf Dӧrper and members of DIE KRUPPS. Most of their Düsseldorf shows sold out within 10 minutes.
And for those who were lucky enough to get their names on the list tonight, Ralf Hütter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and new live video technician Falk Grieffenhagen delivered the ‘Radio-Aktivität’ album in full along. Continue Reading ›