London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts has announced that it will host a new exhibition called Detroit: Techno City, which will run from Wednesday 27th July to Sunday 25th September.
The exhibition explores the musical and social influences that informed the emergence of Detroit techno music from the mid-80s onwards. It will focus on how the Belleville Three, made up of Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, were at the forefront of a generation pushing the boundaries of electronic music and their sound’s subsequent rise in popularity.
It will also trace Detroit techno crossing-over into Europe in the 90s, and the second wave of Motor City sound DJs and producers which that inspired, including Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Kenny Larkin.
Detroit: Techno City will also be accompanied by a series of NTS Radio shows based on Detroit techno artists. Details of these are still to be announced.
The exhibition follows the news that two dance music museums are set to open in Germany in 2017. You can watch a teaser video for Detroit: Techno City below and get more information on the London ICA website.
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