Few artists can claim the same importance of either Kraftwerk or Daft Punk in bringing electronic music to the masses and popularizing it beyond just the dark warehouses of the underground rave days. Between Kraftwerk’s iconic synthesizer style and live shows, and Daft Punk’s contribution to stage design, aesthetic, and branding, the two paved the way for many of today’s top DJs and producers.
Now, the two are set to be featured in a new exhibit at the Paris Philharmonic in France, held April 9- August 11.
Daft Punk’s exhibition will revolve around the legendary duo’s 2005 hit song “Technologic,” in a setting conceptualized by Thomas Banglater and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo themselves. According to Parisian publication Tsugi, it will also contain “mannequins, costumes, helmets, guitars, screen, animatronics, and wooden decor,” namely the elements present in the music video of the track.
Kraftwerk, on the other hand, will offer three concert dates and an audio-visual animation made specifically for the occasion.
The exhibit as a whole will be soundtracked by Laurent Garnier, who has prepared 11 exclusive mixes for the expo.
According to the event’s website, “Instruments, sculptures, photographs (Andreas Gursky, Peter Boettcher …), installations (Rineke Dijkstra, Peter Keene) and multiprojections punctuate a course that also summons the main figures, musicians, DJs and inventors who have brought the ideal vitalist, visionary or futuristic electronic music, including Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Robert Moog, Daft Punk, or Juan Atkins.”
The exhibition will open on April 9 up until August 11. Find more information here.