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Kraftwerk’s Sound Investment in PMC Speakers

LONDON The Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers exhibition is set to resume on 31 July at The Design Museum, London.  

PMC Speakers, whose stellar clients include LA’s Capitol Studios and Coldplay, will  be installing a 7.1 surround sound system for the exhibition which focuses on Kraftwerk's 50-year man-machine impact on the club scene.  

The legendary electronica pioneers specifically appointed PMC to replicate the highly influential Kling Klang Düsseldorf studio sound for the public. The exhibition aims to immerse visitors in the feel of clubland  through the people, art, design, technology and photography that has captured and shaped the electronic music landscape. The surround sound system is based on PMC’s award-winning result 6 compact nearfield monitors and the exhibition will feature a 3-D show of Kraftwerk’s music and stage performances.

“Kraftwerk has been using PMC speakers for many years and compiled their audio/video documentary collection, 3-D Kraftwerk Concert, on a PMC 9.1 Dolby Atmos set-up consisting of IB2S, twotwo6 and twotwo8 monitors, with a twotwo Sub2 active subwoofer,” says PMC business development manager Chris Allen. “The system we are installing at The Design Museum will complement the signal accuracy, excellent dispersion and unparalleled level of image integrity of their main system and allow the museum to convey the clarity and transient response that Kraftwerk demand, particularly at low levels.”

Kraftwerk pioneered electronic music in the 1970s and influenced the likes of The Chemical Brothers, among many others. It’s fitting then that the Design Museum’s exhibition invites visitors to step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, and to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall, featuring Grammy Award-winning track ’Got to Keep On.’

The exhibition will unite dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene. Over 400 items from the likes of Detroit techno legends Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin, Haçienda designer Ben Kelly and the extreme visual world created by Weirdcore for Aphex Twin’s Collapse will be on show. Visitors will also have the chance to discover early pioneers like Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers - 31 July 2020 to 14 Feb 2021.

See: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/electronic-from-kraftwerk-to-the-chemical-brothers

For PMC visit www.pmc-speakers.com

Image: Peter Boettcher/Design Museum

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