TUESDAY 15th March 2011
Door Times : 8pm
£4 on the door
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.