Music Makers & Machines - Google Arts & Culture

Music Makers & Machines - Google Arts & Culture

The digital exhibition Music Makers & Machines

The digital exhibition Music, Makers & Machines. A huge permanent exhibition accessible to fans of electronic music, with 200 online exhibitions.

A huge permanent exhibition accessible to all fans of electronic music, with 200 online exhibitions.

Youtube and Google Arts & Culture – the non-profit platform of the famous search engine – celebrate the history and legacy of electronic music with Music Makers & Machines, a huge permanent exhibition accessible to all fans of electronic music, with 200 online exhibitions.

Music, Makers & Machines – An online exhibition about electronic music on Google Arts & Culture

In fact, since March 10th Music Makers & Machines has been accessible to everyone with an archive of over 13,000 photos and videos, 200 online exhibitions, as well as 3D scans and 360 ° tours.

The interactive super exhibition

The interactive super exhibition was organized with the collaboration of 58 international cultural partners in 15 countries, including museums, archives, festivals, educational institutions, industry experts and pioneers of the scene.

While the pandemic restrictions have left concert halls empty, many resources on the platform will allow viewers to project themselves into the clubs, studios and locations that have helped shape the electronic music community it has become today.

The result is extraordinary and very engaging.

There are historic labels such as:

  • XL Recordings and Innervisions (DE), as well as Europe’s largest theatre center
  • London’s Barbican Center (UK)
  • Deutsches Museum (DE)
  • Bob Moog Foundation (US)
  • WDR – West German Broadcasting (DE)
  • Museum of Youth Culture (UK)
  • Clubcommission Berlin (DE)
  • Deutsches Museum (DE)
  • Visit Düsseldorf (DE)
  • SMEM – Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (CH)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event (NL)
  • Philharmonie de Paris (FR
  • Barbican Center (UK)
  • Black Cultural Archives (UK)
  • Hayward Gallery (UK)
  • Chicago History Museum (US)
  • Sydney Opera House (AUS)
  • Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, Hokuto (JP).
Image: Bernie Worrell (c) Brian Diescher – Bob Moog Foundation
Image: Bernie Worrell (c) Brian Diescher – Bob Moog Foundation

Music, Makers & Machines is basically a huge hub that will help fans explore all the avenues that have defined the history of electronic music:

from innovative musicians to the most influential producers to the machines used to create it.

In addition, enterprising musicians can also try synthesizers:

AR Synth is an online AR / 3D experiment that helps to compose and interact with five famous synthesizers from the collection of the Swiss Museum of Electronic Musical Instruments.

With 200 online exhibitions, you are spoiled for choice:

Feature Highlights

Tech Highlights

Augmented Reality

Experiment by the Google Arts & Culture Lab: g.co/arsynth.
Experiment by the Google Arts & Culture Lab: g.co/arsynth.

Experiment by the Google Arts & Culture Lab: g.co/arsynth.

‘AR Synth’ is an online AR/3D experiment that helps everyone to create, compose and interact with five famous synthesizers from the collection of the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM).

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On mobile devices that support AR

Allows you to scan your surroundings, drag and drop instruments and start composing. Each instrument is controlled by a 16-step sequencer.

Explore numerous arrangements automatically generated by the system or compose your own using the grid controller.

(Version also available for mobile and desktop without AR.)

Archive scanning

Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments
Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments

3D scans of 22 synthesizers from the collection of the SMEM (Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments) as well as the iconic entrance door of Tresor club.

Street View and 360° tours

Museum of Musical Instruments, Berlin, Museum of Youth Culture, London, Nineties Berlin, Munich, Pierre Henry Studio, Paris and WDR Studio for Electronic Music.

360 tour WDR Studio for Electronic Music

Sounds of Cologne

Entirely new sounds: the fascinating story of the WDR Studio for Electronic Music—and the fight for its legacy.

Electronic Music Map by Dorothy

UK-based design studio Dorothy has created a special Music, Makers & Machines version of their Electronic Music Map celebrating over 200 inventors, artists, composers and musicians who have been essential to the evolution of electronic music.

3D scan of Roland TR-808

Roland’s TR-808 as a navigable 3D model. Image: Google

King Brit – Blacktronika

The iconic entrance door of Tresor

Exhibition Highlights

Phatmedia: Iconic Flyer Collection

Phatmedia: Iconic Flyer Collection

London-based Museum of Youth Culture presents a very personal story by Phatmedia, one of Europe’s biggest flyer collectors.

Around 10.000 of his digitized flyers will be showcased, covering various movements, from Early Rave and Drum’n’Bass to Hardcore to House.

A Brief History of Early Dubstep

A Brief History of Early Dubstep
A Brief History of Early Dubstep

From its underground beginnings in South London expanding to a global scene, Georgina Cook talks us through the early days of the movement.

Detroit Techno: The Sound House of Mirrors

Detroit Techno: The Sound House of Mirrors
After R’n’B, soul, funk, and hip-hop, Detroit techno is probably the last major stylistic invention in African-American pop music.

After R’n’B, soul, funk, and hip-hop, Detroit Techno is probably one of the most recent major stylistic inventions in African-American pop music.

Blacktronika

King Britt (DJ, label founder and professor at University of California San Diego) explores black innovators in electronic music, curated and with a dedicated soundtrack.

Theme Highlights

  • The iconic machines: Sound production, man-machine interaction and forgotten instruments – Moog, Buchla, Theremin, Subharchord, Telharmonium etc.
  • The sound of the future: What happens when artificial intelligence and electronic music meet? – 12 songs created by AI, Resurrecting the world’s first electronic sequencer through AI.
  • The night is young: Explore the electronic music scene in 12 vibing cities – 90s Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Bristol, Tiflis, Hamburg, San Francisco, Tel Aviv etc.
  • Where the magic happens: The iconic places and stories about the history & culture of clubs – Berghain, Amsterdam Dance Event, Tresor, Salon des Amateurs.
  • Dancing in the dark: Coming-of-age stories, safe spaces and new cathedrals – Club culture in different cities, sound systems, squat raves etc.
  • Electronic music is Black music: Getting to know the originators – Detroit Techno, Thirty Faces who Shaped the Sound of Black Britain
  • Queer pioneers: Exploring the role of LGBTQ ravers in the history of electronic dance music – The Club Kids – from Ballroom & Disco to Cybergoths & Psytrance.
  • Turning the tables: How electronic music has influenced other music genres – Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Synth Pop, Dancehall, RnB etc.

For the complete collection, on the other hand, there is only to visit – virtually – the huge project of Google Arts & Culture.

Enjoy!

https://artsandculture.google.com/project/music-makers-and-machines

by Sergio Curadi Naumann

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