Europe’s first digital music museum set to open in Frankfurt

A museum devoted solely to digital music will open its doorways in Frankfurt early this summer time. The brainchild of world-famous DJs Alex Azary, Talla 2XLC and Stefan Weil, the house guarantees to be a visible and aural masterpiece. The co-founders selected Frankfurt because it “…is one of the birthplaces of European Electronic Music. The hometown of legendary clubs like Dorian Gray, OMEN, Cocoon, U60311, Monza and XS, MOMEM revives a part of local history”.

MOMEM: Europe’s first museum devoted to digital music in Frankfurt. Image by: MOMEM

After two years of trying to find a location, the museum has found a short lived home within the coronary heart of the town – on the Hauptwache, Frankfurt’s essential plaza. A extra everlasting tackle is deliberate to be organised for the museum inside two years of working at this momentary house. In addition, the town has promised to resume the mezzanine stage of the constructing, turning the realm into an city park oasis for guests.

The Museum of Modern Electronic Music, or MOMEM, exhibition might be cut up into a number of sections and can discover not solely the assorted genres of techno music, but in addition the musical influences, social impression and worldwide context through which digital music is performed. The museum will home many authentic artefacts associated to techno music, in addition to ‘installations, photography and pictures by visual artists, complemented by temporary exhibitions on selected themes, genres, clubs or labels.’

Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Electronic Music
MOMEN will open to the general public later this 12 months. Image by: MOMEN

The challenge may even endeavour to advertise musical schooling by the institution of the MOMEM Academy, full with lectures by well-known DJs, a concert collection and membership night time programmes.

Frankfurt’s Mayor additionally acknowledged the significance of Frankfurt’s musical background:

“The fact that Frankfurt has played a decisive role in the international development of electronic music since the 1980s is no longer a secret. In Frankfurt, the cultural relevance of this youth and cultural movement is perceived and appreciated accordingly by the city.”

MOMEN set to open next summer
Music saved my life poster. Image by: MOMEN/ Stefan Freund

There is at present no official date set for the MOMEM grand opening, however Azary introduced that they may “renovate and hopefully set off this summer.”

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