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The Design Museum launches new Electronic exhibition

Here's what visitors need to know about the new music-based exhibition opening in London this April.

Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers, a brand new exhibition exploring the world of electronic music from its origins to its future, is set to open at London’s The Design Museum.

The music-themed exhibition runs from Wednesday 1 April until Sunday 26 July 2020, and tickets are available now.

The brand new exhibit promises to take visitors on a journey of discovery, revealing how design, technology and innovation powered the genre and visionary work of artists such as Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills, Daphne Oram, Jean-Michael Jarre and Aphex Twin.

The exhibition will also allow visitors to step into the world of Manchester electronic duo The Chemical Brothers, with their multi-sensory spectacle designed by Smith & Lyall and featuring visuals for the Grammy-winning tune Got To Keep On. 

The Chemical Brothers comment: “Design is an essential element enhancing the experience of our live show. This new installation will give insight into how we work with Adam & Marcus (Smith & Lyall) on the visual aspect of our tours.”

There will also be interactive AV experiences from Aphex Twin and Kraftwerk.

The new exhibition will make connections between electronic music and the worlds of contemporary design, fashion and art, featuring work from Charles Jeffrey of Loverboy, Andreas Gursky, Peter Saville, Boiler Room, the Designers Republic, Christian Marclay, Jeremy Deller and more.

The club-like environment of the exhibition will also feature lighting and video synced to a specially curated soundtrack by French DH Laurent Farnier.

Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers has been adapted from the wildly popular exhibition from Musée de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, with a particular focus on UK electronic and rave culture.

Over 400 items will be on display, separated into four sections: Man and Woman Machine, Dancefloor, Mix and Remix, and Utopian Dreams and Ideals.

Tickets to see Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers at The Design Museum, London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

Header image by Luke Dyson

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