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    Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:48:00

    Kraftwerk Announce Museum of Modern Art Residency Set for April - Eight performances to take place in New York City

    Kraut rockers Kraftwerk will take advance of this whole resurgence of electronic music among the youth of today by invading the MoMA!

    The Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host a series of eight performances by German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. From April 10-17, the band will perform eight albums across eight consecutive nights.

    The residency, titled "Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8," starts with 1974's Autobahn and continues to 2003's Tour de France. The album performances will be accompanied by original compositions from their catalogue adapted specifically for this exhibition's format, to showcase both Kraftwerk's historical contributions and contemporary influences on sound and image culture.

    Elaborate staging combining superior sound and 3D images are expected.

    The performances will take place at the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium.

    In addition to the performances, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens will host "a presentation of Kraftwerk's historical audio and visual material" from April 10-May 14. It will be housed inside the Performance Dome.

    Residency Schedule:

    04-10 Autobahn (1974)
    04-11 Radio-Activity(1975)
    04-12 Trans Europe Express (1977)
    04-13 The Man-Machine (1978)
    04-14 Computer World (1981)
    04-15 Techno Pop (1986)
    04-16 The Mix (1991)
    04-17 Tour de France (2003)

    Anyone out there planning to attend Kraftwerk's invasion of the MOMA?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.20.12



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