A virtual exhibition showcasing the history and legacy of electronic music via Augmented Reality, photos, video, tours, 3D scans and editorial features has launched. More than 50 cultural partners have teamed up with Google Arts & Culture and YouTube to create ‘Music, Makers & Machines’.
Contributors including museums, archives, festivals, educational establishments, industry experts and pioneers from the electronic music scene such as Black Cultural Archives (UK), Moogseum – Bob Moog Foundation (US), WDR – West German Broadcasting (DE), Museum of Youth Culture (UK), Clubcommission Berlin (DE), Deutsches Museum (DE), SMEM – Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (CH), Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Philharmonie de Paris (FR), Barbican Centre (UK), Hayward Gallery (UK), Chicago History Museum (US), Sydney Opera House (AUS) and Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, Hokuto (JP).
Music, Makers & Machines is a permenant exhibition featuring lesson plans for schools and students for classroom or online learning. Visitors can play an ‘AR Synth’ that helps everyone to create, compose and interact with five famous synthesizers from the collection of the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM).
The exhibitions includes titles such as a ‘Phatmedia Iconic Flyer Collection’, ‘A Brief History of Early Dubstep’, ‘Detroit Techno: The Sound House of Mirrors’, ‘Blacktronika’, and ‘How Grime Took Over the UK’. Themes to explore range from iconic synths and the electronic music scene in 12 cities through to getting to know the black originators and queer pioneers.