MoMA Hosts Eight Nights of Kraftwerk
Every once in a while you read about an event that makes you do a double-take, rubbing your eyes fiercely and trying to determine whether you've really seen what you've just seen or you're simply hallucinating. Such is the announcement for MoMA's upcoming show, Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. Honoring the pioneering German electro-pop outfit's four-decade-plus legacy, the museum will stage an eight-night celebration of Kraftwerk's classic albums, with the group performing live accompanied by a full complement of visual elements including video and 3D projections.
The shows will run from April 10-April 17, and each night will find Kraftwerk performing one of their albums in its entirety. The discography will be presented in chronological order beginning with 1974's Autobahn album, followed by Radio-Activity the next night, and then Trans Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix, and finally, 2003's Tour de France. Hardcore fans may complain about the first three Kraftwerk albums not being represented, but why look a gift horse in the mouth? Tickets go on sale February 22 at noon, and will be limited to only two per person. Needless to say, this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event will fill up fast, so if you're inclined to get in on a piece of electronic music history, you'd best be on your toes come the 22nd.