Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Lose yourself in the aural cosmos of avant-garde krautrock.
In the pantheon of krautrock pioneers, Neu! stands as an icon of sonic exploration ever since trailblazing the 1970s music scene in Germany. And as Neu!, Michael Rother and the late-Klaus Dinger have influenced musical generations.
From his genesis as a member of Kraftwerk, to his work under the moniker Harmonia with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, Rother’s innovative approach and pursuit of musical innovation has inspired the likes of David Bowie, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, DEVO, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, U2, Radiohead, Primal Scream, and more.
Joined by long time collaborators Hans Lampe (La Düsseldorf), Franz Bargmann (ex Camera) and Vittoria Maccabruni, Michael Rother and Friends celebrate 50 years of Neu! and its extraordinary legacy.
In an electrifying fusion of krautrock, post-punk and avant-garde, the band conjures the legendary Neu! canon and recasts it in a transcendental and touching tribute to Klaus Dinger and ongoing recognition of Rother’s profound exploration and evolution of music-making.
In this unmissable experience, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall becomes a vessel for audiences to explore new sonic dimensions bursting with hypnotic rhythms and boundary-pushing experimentalism.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut.
Praise for Michael Rother & Friends
‘It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of the radical sounds born out of 1970s Germany to the developing musical landscape in the UK and further afield. Without the influence of Kraftwerk, NEU! and Can in particular, the genres of post-punk and electronica would have had to look elsewhere for much of their inspiration.’ – The Quietus
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Michael Rother and Friends
See the founding member of legendary krautrock band Neu!
Hear an electrifying fusion of krautrock, post-punk and avant-garde from the Neu! canon.
Think about the enduring and evolving impact Michael Rother and Neu! continue to have on music today.
Feel stimulated, captivated, adventuresome.
This production is part of the following series:
Friday 1 March 2024 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
A reserve $65
B reserve $55
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