Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presented a retrospective of the visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Each evening consisted of a live performance accompanied by 3-D visuals of one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986),The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release.
As soon as the tickets went on sale, I was sitting at my desk (like almost every other person I know) with a computer screen filled with multiple ticket windows, just hoping I would be able to score at least one ticket. No such luck…but then a week before the event was set to kick off, JACKPOT! Thanks to Roy Dank (Wurst), I happily joined him for night 3 – Trans-Europe Express.
The performance started promptly at 8:30PM, and it was two-hours of pure bliss. The sound was amazing and the 3-D visuals were top-notch. It was truly such a memorable evening and I’m glad that I can say “I was there.”
Tour de France