Kraftwerk Confirms April Run For MoMA Residency/Retrospective

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has revealed its plans for a complete Kraftwerk retrospective. The “time-based” event will feature the group’s eight albums performed in order at the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium on April 10-17. According to a press release, the nightly sets “will combine sound and 3D images to present more than 40 years of musical and technological innovation, with new improvisations and 3D projections.”

“Kraftwerk is an influential force not only in music, but also in visual culture,” said Klaus Biesenbach, MoMa’s Chief Curator at Large, and the Director of MoMA’s PS1 museum. “In Kraftwerk’s practice, all of the components—melodic music and ambient sound, elaborate stage sets, live performance and performance by robots, their trademark videos and logo-like still imagery, all conceived and realized by the artists themselves—coalesce as one work of art.”

Indeed. If you’d like to experience all of the above first hand, $25 will-call-only tickets—limited to two per person—will be released to the public next Wednesday, February 22, at noon EST through Check out a couple documentaries about the German icons below…