Ode to Kraftwerk: A Live Zoom Multimedia Presentation by Musician and Writer Stephen Vesecky
Rising from the ruins of post-war Germany, Kraftwerk created new artworks predicting our digital present by rebelling against the dominant American culture, and instead drawing influence from the utopian futurism of Fritz Lang and the Bauhaus architects. Defiant of the rock ‘n’ roll leviathan, they fashioned their own electronic instruments with which they invented a new language for pop music. This language is all around us: hip hop, synth-pop, global DJ culture and EDM were predated by Kraftwerk’s obsessive poetry. Their vision still resonates because the psychological duality in their music, that of utopianism and paranoia, matches every more closely with our technological society.
Tonight, musician and writer Stephen Vesecky steps into this world with a multimedia presentation celebrating and elucidating the unlikely but true story of this incredible band.
Stephen Vesecky has played and toured with many new wave/indie bands including Poundsign, Mahogany, The Aisler’s Set, and Still Flying. He now produces music for soundtracks and other projects, including the recent “Seed Money.” He lives in Los Angeles.
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