MINIMALISM IN GERMAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC (1990s–PRESENT)
In the 1970s, a new generation of musicians, including the pioneering band Kraftwerk, created electronic music that drew on minimalist repetition and industrial sounds, which came to be known as “Krautrock”. Their compositions were an enormous influence on early techno, and in the late 1990s, a second generation of techno musicians emerged who pushed the minimalist style even further. Join music writer and cultural researcher Alexis Waltz as he traces the evolution of the electronic music scene in Germany over the past three decades. Waltz will be joined by DJ and music producer Lowtec, and Resom, the resident DJ of influential Berlin club ://about, who will each play a short set.
This programme is organised in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Singapore.