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Museum of Modern Electronic Music Opening in Germany in 2017



May 21st, 2015

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With a rich history spanning more than half a century, electronic music has made its mark not just as an art form but as a movement. Electronic music is pervasive throughout the art world, including dance, visual art, and (of course), other genres of music. Innovations made in the field of electronic music have influenced popular music as we know it today, from the Moog synthesizer to the four-on-the-floor beat. But electronic music reaches out past the art itself — movements following electronic music have affected technology, nightlife, and all-around culture, becoming a representative voice for minority groups, uniting the globe, and encouraging progress.
It’s only fitting that electronic music has a place of its own—and that is happening soon in Germany. The Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) is set to open in Frankfurt in 2017, launched by local club prodigy and DJ Andreas Tomalla. The museum will feature exhibits on musical innovation in instruments and technology, clothing, design, styles of electronic music, and the overall culture surrounding electronic music, as well as hosting events, live shows, and workshops.

 

museum of modern electronic music momem 2015 floor plan
While plenty of institutions have held exhibits and monuments to electronic music, like MoMA’s live Kraftwerk retrospective, Detroit’s EXHIBIT 3000, and London Science Museum’s soon-to-close Oramics to Electronica, it is surprisingly difficult to find a dedicated permanent space honoring the history of dance music. One of the strongest movements in the history of electronic music is techno, originated in Detroit but (arguably) most strongly developed in Germany. German techno had one of the most intense influences on globalizing dance music, making it appropriate that Germany will soon have a dance music museum of its own.
You can contribute to MOMEM’s 2017 opening through their digital fundraiser, found here. Those who support MOMEM’s opening get an invite to the museum’s pre-opening party as well as plenty of other benefits based on contribution.

 

 

 



With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.