After the worldwide success of the last 3-D concert tours, the German group KRAFTWERK announce new dates for 2019. The pioneers of electronic music will be at Rock in Roma, in the beautiful setting of the Roman Theater of Ostia Antica, for two unmissable live dates on 27th and 28th June.
Combining music and performing arts, KRAFTWERK’s 3-D concerts can be considered a real ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, a total work of art.
The Kraftwerk multimedia project was founded in 1970 by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider. The two gave life to Kling Klang Studio, in Düsseldorf, where they then recorded and produced all the albums of the group.
Since the mid-’70s they have been recognised worldwide for the evolutionary sound atmospheres, the original experiments with robotics and other innovative techniques. With their cutting-edge vision, KRAFTWERK created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century.
Their compositions, thanks to the use of synthetic voices and computerized rhythms, have had an enormous influence on a wide range of musical genres: from electronics to Hip Hop, from Techno to Synthopop. In live performances of KRAFTWERK who is currently composed of Ralf Hütter, HenningSchmitz, Fritz Hilpert and Falk Grieffenhagen, their profound confidence in the interaction between man and machine emerges.
In recent years, starting from the retrospective “The Catalog”, hosted in 2012 at the MoMA in New York, Kraftwerk are back to their origins, to the artistic and musical scene of Düsseldorf in the late 60s. At the MoMA 3-D series of concerts, further presentations were given at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), at the Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo), at the Opera House (Sydney), at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), at the The Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris), the Neue National Galerie (Berlin) and the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao).
In 2014, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider were honored with the prestigious Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. Still in 2018, Kraftwerk won the Grammy for the best dance and electronic music album with “3-D The Catalog”, a high-tech reworking of the band’s previous work.