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Tag: Uwe Schütte

KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany

Uwe Schütte is a noted KRAFTWERK scholar who curated the first ever conference on the iconic German pioneers in 2015. He compiled ‘German Pop Music: A Companion’, a book discussing the post-war musical landscape of the country and its influence internationally. Published as part of the Penguin on Design series, his new book ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ offers a German perspective of die Kling Klang Quartett in English. This is the story of Die Mensch-Maschinen as a cultural phenomenon told crucially from a local point of view. Uwe Schütte talked to The Electricity Club about what makes ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ unique, as well as how he believes the band’s legacy and future will play out. Continue Reading ›

GERMAN POP MUSIC: An Interview with Dr Uwe Schütte

The development of modern German pop music represents a cultural insight to the history of post-war Germany, reflecting its political developments and sociological changes. It is also emerging as a new field of academic study thanks to the worldwide success of KRAFTWERK who were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2014. As an aid to scholars, teachers and students, Dr Uwe Schütte has compiled ‘German Pop Music – A Companion’. Over the University vacation period, Dr Uwe Schütte kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about his overview of German pop music… Continue Reading ›