“Kraftwerk 3-D” at State Theatre New Jersey

“Kraftwerk 3-D” at State Theatre New Jersey

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“KRAFTWERK 3-D”: The revolutionary group comes to State Theatre New Jersey on Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. as part of their North American tour. The concert brings together music, 3-D visuals, and performance art. (Photo by Out of the Black Photography)

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents “Kraftwerk 3-D” as part of their North American tour on Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. This Kraftwerk concert brings together music, 3-D visuals, and performance art. Tickets range from $45-$160.

In April 2022, Kraftwerk released their Remixes compilation album. The compilation showcases Kraftwerk’s influence on Club and DJ culture, techno, and all forms of electronic dance music. Featuring 19 official remixes, it collates Kraftwerk’s own remixes alongside contributions from some of the world’s biggest DJs and producers including François Kervorkian, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance, DJ Rolando, and Hot Chip. The remixes are taken from various Kraftwerk’s music from 1991-2021.

Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider as a multimedia project. They set up their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. By the mid-1970s, Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic soundscapes and their musical experimentation with robotics and other technological innovations. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age. Using innovative techniques, synthetic voices, and computerized rhythms, their compositions have had a major international influence across a huge range of music genres: from electro to hip-hop, from techno to synth-pop, and beyond.

In their live performances, Kraftwerk — Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Falk Grieffenhagen — make vivid their belief in the contributions of both man and machine. In recent years, starting with the 2012 retrospective of their catalogue at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Kraftwerk have returned full circle to their origins within the Düsseldorf art scene of the late 1960s. The 3-D concert series at MoMA was followed by further presentations at Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London, Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. In 2014, Hütter and his former partner were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The group celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020, and, in 2021, Kraftwerk were recognized for their ground-breaking work with their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

State Theatre New Jersey is located at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call (732) 246-SHOW (7469) or visit online at STNJ.org.

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