The Wire Salon will be hosting an event at Cafe Oto in honor of Sean Albeiz and David Pattie’s new Kraftwerk book. Details Below from cafe OTO
TUESDAY 15th March 2011
Door Times : 8pm
£4 on the door
Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop is a new collection of essays that analyses the concepts and music of one of the most enigmatic and influential groups of the 20th and 21st centuries.
For this edition of The Wire Salon, 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.