Google Arts & Culture has launched a cool new way to learn more about the history of electronic music.
With its freshly released interactive exhibition Music, Makers & Machines, Google's not-for-profit platform, together with YouTube, traces through the legacy of electronic music—from the genre's pioneers, forgotten instruments, culture, to its rapidly expanding technology.
Super proud of our team who partnered with the amazing @googlearts team on the development of this awesome new project: "Music, Makers & Machines: A Brief History Of Electronic Music". So much to explore [the AR Synth!!😎]. 🎵🎶🎵https://t.co/Ki5MpY7veD— Ben Malbon (@Malbonnington) March 10, 2021
Music, Makers & Machines was put together by over 50 cultural partners from 15 countries and features pieces from archives, museums, educational establishments, industry experts, festivals, and iconic labels such to build the permanent showcase. It pays tribute to the crucial role electronic music has in the industry
Contributors of the exhibit include XL Recordings (UK), Innervisions (DE), Kompakt (DE), Kitsuné (FR), Moogseum – Bob Moog Foundation (US), WDR – West German Broadcasting (DE), Museum of Youth Culture (UK), Clubcommission Berlin (DE), Deutsches Museum (DE), Visit Düsseldorf (DE), SMEM – Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (CH), Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Philharmonie de Paris (FR) Barbican Centre (UK), Black Cultural Archives (UK), Hayward Gallery (UK), Chicago History Museum (US), Sydney Opera House (AUS), Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, Hokuto (JP), and many more.
Since the music fans cannot physically be together to enjoy this exhibit due to the ongoing pandemic, many assets in the new immersive platform will take viewers back to the world of live electronic music through its iconic clubs, institutions, and studios.
Music, Makers & Machines also presents viewers with Augmented Reality features with over 13,000 archived photo and video collections, 200 online exhibitions, 360° tours and 3D scans, lesson plans for schools and students for classroom or online learning, and more.
Check out the exhibit here.
Watch the teaser video of Music, Makers & Machines below.