Two Dance Music Museums to Open in Germany by 2017

Courtesy of MOMEM
Museum of Modern Electronic Music

If all goes according to plan, by 2017 both Frankfurt and Berlin will be home to their own electronic/dance music museums, each run by pioneers of the genre. 

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In a new interview with Insomniac, Dimitri Hegemann (founder of Tresor, a club and record label that has fostered underground techno in Berlin since the early 90's) announced that he will be opening an electronic music museum in Berlin, just in time for Tresor's 25th anniversary in late 2016. “I will call it the Living Archive of Elektronika, ‘cause techno here in Berlin is still a living, inspiring and vivid movement,” Hegemann told the site. If completed on schedule, the museum will be the country's first devoted to electronic music.

Hegemann's planned exhibition joins the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, a similar project in Frankfurt announced earlier this year by Alex Azary and Andreas Tomalla. MOMEM, which is being partially subsidized by the city of Frankfurt, is scheduled to open in early 2017.

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"We will present the development of electronic music since the late ‘70s," Azary tells Insomniac. “[But] we don’t want to be a simply retrospective place; we want to be a place in the here and now, following and displaying current scenes as well as future developments."

To learn more about the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, visit their site here.


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