Filmed Tour Facebook Live Launch

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour

Enjoy a specially-curated tour of the five-star exhibition from the comfort of your home.

Be the first to access this new filmed tour featuring exclusive interviews from legendary musicians and designers by joining the launch event on Facebook, broadcast live from the museum.

WARNING: This film includes strobe lighting.

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Gemma Curtin in Electronic: The Virtual Tour

Live launch: Nightlife Architecture Talk

Be the first to access Electronic: The Virtual Tour, following a live panel discussion from the museum. Chaired by design and nightclub historian Dr Catharine Rossi, with special guests Daniel Avery and Nabihah Iqbal.

Electronic: The Virtual Tour

What to expect

Join Design Museum curators Gemma Curtin and Maria McLintock, as they guide you through key moments of the exhibition.

On your virtual tour, listen to exclusive interviews from:

  • Internationally acclaimed artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Shiva Feshareki, Alan Oldham and A Guy Called Gerald.
  • Ground-breaking designers and visual artists such as Judas, Kate Moross, Pier Schneider and François Wunschel of 1024 Architecture, Smith & Lyall, Yuri Suzuki and Weirdcore.
  • Jean-Yves Leloup, co-curator of the exhibition.

Meet the inventors and trailblazers of electronic music from early 20th century pioneers to Daphne Oram, Jeff Mills and more. Explore the birth of house and techno in Chicago and Detroit, New York’s historic dance culture and the UK's Second Summer of Love.

Immerse yourself in mind-altering audio-visuals and live performances from the likes of Weirdcore for Aphex Twin, Smith & Lyall for The Chemical Brothers and Max Cooper; alongside 1024 Architecture’s mesmerising light and sound installation, CORE.

Discover how electronic music continues to provide a space for creative expression and freedom for marginalised groups, touching on the work of Kiddie Smile, Virginie Kypriotis and Judas Companion for Deena Abdelwahed; and the genre’s political connections through the work of James Cauty and Jeremy Deller.

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Booking information

Facebook Live launch

General Admission £7.99.

Members FREE

How to join the event:

  1. Buy one ticket per viewer via the Facebook Paid Online Event link.
  2. Access the Facebook event on Thursday 17 December at 20.00 GMT (Facebook will also notify you in advance on the platform).
  3. Watch the live panel discussion from the museum.
  4. A link and password to watch an exclusive preview of Electronic: The Virtual Tour will be shared as part of the live broadcast.
  5. Don't worry if you miss the live event, a recording will be accessible by all ticket-holders until 27 December 2020, 18.00 GMT.
  6. Ticket-holders will be able to watch the filmed tour until March 2021.

Refunds policy: No refunds. Automatic refunds will be issues in case of event cancellation.

Watch the tour in style

Electronic Virtual Tour Hamper

Upgrade your experience with an exclusive hamper including the Electronic exhibition catalogue, Prosecco Frizzante and lots of other artisan delights in collaboration with Rocket Food.

All hampers will be delivered by 17 December. UK addresses only.

Featuring

Alan Oldham

Also known as DJ T-1000, Oldham is a Detroit-born, Berlin-based electronic musician, label owner, producer, remixer, graphic illustrator and international DJ.

Kate Morros

Kate Moross is an art director, illustrator and graphic designer. In 2012, Kate founded Studio Moross, a London-based multidisciplinary design company. As yet they’ve created iconic work for the likes of MTV, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Ray-Ban, Dreamland, Vice and Young Turks among many, many others.

Yuri Suzuki

Experience and sound designer who works at the intersection of installation, interaction, and product design. He has worked with the likes of will.i.am, Jeff Mills and Google. In 2018 Suzuki was appointed a partner at Pentagram. In 2020, Yuri has created the 808303.studio in conjunction with Roland and CTPT, as well as Sound Of The Earth: Pandemic Chapter for Dallas Museum of Art.

Smith & Lyall

Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith have designed live shows for electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers for over 25 years. Much of their work involves working with physical performers and dancers in abstracted costumes. This gives a real and human presence in heightened, transcendent form, creating a powerful emotional connection with the audience.

Pier Schneider and François Wunschel

Pier Schneider and François Wunschel founded 1024 Architecture to produce art and architecture installation, audio-visual performances and kinetic sculptures. Their projects bring physical and virtual worlds together, mixing low and high technologies, body and space, sound and visual, art and architecture.

Jean-Yves Leloup

Paris-based French writer and teacher, specialised in sound, art and electronic music. As a radio DJ and journalist, he has played a major part in the discovery of electronic music in France. He has been the curator of various exhibitions dedicated to electronic music & art, such as Global Techno (1994-2000) and Electrosound (2016).

Jean-Michel Jarre

Composer, performer, author and producer, Jean-Michel Jarre is recognised worldwide as one of the pioneers of electronic music. His innovative visual and highly technological staging of electronic music has paved the way for this culture to flourish worldwide.

Shiva Feshareki

British-Iranian experimental composer and artist, Shiva has been described as the most “cutting-edge expression of turntablism” (Strange Sounds from Beyond). She exists at the intersection of many artistic scenes, experimenting with electronic and club music, concert & orchestral, art and design and free improvisation.

Weirdcore

Weirdcore’s work is the result of years of experimental design and animation work that pushes the boundaries of consciousness and visual interpretation. With a unique blend of formats, colours, designs and media, the audio- visual artist has collaborated with some of the most exciting modern artists and directors such as Aphex Twin, M.I.A, Tame Impala and Miley Cyrus.

A Guy Called Gerald

A Guy Called Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. Kick-starting Europe’s acid house frenzy, by releasing the first UK acid house record, the ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and 'Pacific State', he went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass. Today he continues to tour worldwide, bringing his "true school" flavour.

Judas

Judas is the alter ego the artist created in 2016 and has been exhibiting internationally. Through painting, mask making, photography and performance, Judas visualises processes of transformation. Via wearing and performing in masks she expresses herself on a deeper level and develops work that derives directly and spontaneously from her subconsciousness.

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

Curated by Jean-Yves Leloup

Electronic: The Virtual Tour produced by the Design Museum and Tailored Media

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