PMC installs surround system for London Design Museum Kraftwerk exhibition

posted on Monday, 13th July 2020 by Steve May

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Loudspeaker specialist PMC is installing a surround sound system in The Design Museum, London, to support the exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers.

The exhibition, which focuses on the groundbreaking electronic music pioneers, and their 50-year impact on the club scene, will allow visitors to experience the club scene through the people, art, design, technology and photography that captured and shaped the electronic music era. The exhibition will run July 31 through to February 14 2021.

The 7.1 surround sound system, comprising PMC’s result6 compact nearfield monitors, which will feature a 3D show capturing Kraftwerk’s music and stage performances.

“Kraftwerk has been using PMC speakers for many years and compiled their audio/video documentary collection, 3-D Kraftwerk Concert, on a PMC 9.1 Dolby Atmos set-up consisting of IB2S, twotwo6 and twotwo8 monitors, with a twotwo Sub2 active subwoofer,” explains PMC Business Development Manager Chris Allen. “The system we are installing at The Design Museum will complement the signal accuracy, excellent dispersion and unparalleled level of image integrity of their main system and allow the museum to convey the clarity and transient response that Kraftwerk demand, particularly at low levels.”

A spokesperson for Kraftwerk says the band invited PMC to support them at the London electro exhibition because they wanted to recreate the same sonic experience for the public as they have in their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf. The studio features a combination of PMC monitors in an Atmos configuration, which has successfully produced a number of extraordinarily immersive mixes.

Kraftwerk are considered the ‘Godfathers of electronic music’, pioneering the genre in the 1970s, influencing a generation of bands, including The Chemical Brothers. Alongside the Kraftwerk 3D show, the Design Museum’s exhibition will allow visitors to 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.

The exhibition aims to capture the mood and sounds of dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene. Over 400 objects from 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 will be on show, and visitors will also have the chance to discover early pioneers like Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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