Coming soon Exhibition

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

Sound is only part of the story...

Check available late sessions when booking your tickets.

'How electronic music rewired the world' The Guardian


Warning: This exhibition contains strobe lighting and flashing lights, which might not be suitable for people with epilepsy.

Kraftwerk 3D

Photo by Peter Boettcher

The Chemical Brothers Live

Sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Luke Dyson

Sound reactive visual installations

Core audio-visual installation by 1024 architecture which works in harmony with the exhibition's soundtrack

Pioneers and instruments

Gmebaphone 2 - Christian Clozier, France, 1975

An 'imagined' studio by electronic music innovator Jean-Michel Jarre

Virtual reconstruction of Jean-Michel Jarre’s studio

Art and memorabilia

Bruno Peinado, Vanity flight case

What to expect

Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.

Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with a half-hour long 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall – featuring Grammy Award-winning track 'Got to Keep On'.

Travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene; featuring over 400 objects and 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’. Discover early pioneers like Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Indulge your senses with large scale images of rave culture by Andreas Gursky, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a genre-spanning soundtrack by French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier, graphics from Peter Saville CBE and history-making labels and club nights.

Age guidance 12+

Please allow at least an hour and a half for your visit

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Ticketing information

Tickets £16-£18 (including voluntary donation).

Concession and family tickets available

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Yuri Suzuki meets Jeff Mills

Join a music conversation between electronic music legend, Jeff Mills and sound designer - Yuri Suzuki.

Limited: Special ticket bundle

Buy tickets for Kraftwerk 3D performance at All Points East Festival on Friday 29 May 2020 and see the exhibition for free.

Available exclusively on Ticketmaster.

Electronic is an Exhibition by the Musée de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

Curated by Jean-Yves Leloup

CORE Installation (video above) by 1024 Architecture

Background Image | © Jacob Khrist

Slideshow image credits:
Kraftwerk 3D - Photo by Peter Boettcher
The Chemical Brothers Live - Sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Luke Dyson