Only PMC Good Enough for Kraftwerk Show

Posted on 17th March, 2020

Only PMC Good Enough for Kraftwerk Show

The Design Museum, in Kensington, London, is having a 7.1 PMC surround sound system installed to support its latest exhibition - Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers.

PMC Kraftwerk Design Musem

The exhibition focuses on the iconic German electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk, who chose PMC speakers to be used so that visitors to The Design Musem have an authentic experience by hearing their music on the same kind of speakers used to create it. To that end, PMC's award-winning result6 compact nearfield monitors will be an integral part of the exhibition. 

Kraftwerk has used PMC speakers for a long while and so invited PMC to support them at the London electro exhibition as they wanted to recreate the same sonic experience for the public as they have in their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, according to a spokesperson for the band.

PMC Speakers Kraftwerk Design Musem

The exhibition runs from April 1st to July 26th 2020 and demonstrates Kraftwerk's 50-year impact on the club scene. Visitors are promised to be transported through the people, art, design, technology and photography that captured and shaped the electronic music landscape.

PMC Business Development Manager Chris Allen told StereoNET:

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. 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.

Generally recognised as the 'Godfathers of electronic music', Kraftwerk pioneered the genre in the 1970s. Moreover, they continue to have an incredible influence on other bands, including The Chemical Brothers. Alongside the Kraftwerk 3D show, the Design Museum's exhibition will enable you to step into one of The Chemical Brothers live shows. Here, a mixture of lights and visuals interact to create a “new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall”, featuring Grammy Award-winning track Got to Keep On, according to the museum.

Chemical Brothers PMC Design Museum

Additionally, as well as the thriving UK scene, it sounds as though you'll be whisked away to enjoy the international stage with the sounds of dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, and Berlin. Fans of the genre will also be able to see objects 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. Furthermore, visitors will also have the chance to discover early pioneers like Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop

For information about the exhibition, check out The Design Museum, London. However, for more information about the speakers, check out PMC.


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