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The Wire Salon - 'Performing Kraftwerk: Synthesizing the Man-Machine' - Tuesday 15th March 8.00 pm

posted 25 Feb 2011, 01:18 by Sean Albiez   [ updated 28 Feb 2011, 06:12 ]
For this edition of The Wire Salon, Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop's co-editors Sean Albiez and David Pattie will draw together several of the themes introduced in the book, offering a variety of new perspectives on Kraftwerk's unique synthesis of music, technology, visual iconography and performance into a finely honed Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork).

The two-handed talk/presentation/performance will explore multiple aspects of the Kraftwerk project, from the group's complex relationship with the German national identity to its apparent embrace of a pan-European sensibility, from its liminal status on the cusp of pop/art to its profound and continuing influence on the global electronic music network.

The talk will be illustrated by selected audio and visual clips.