For many people, EDM is about more than just the music. There’s a style and a culture to it. Electronic music represents more than just a single genre in the modern industry, but a broad range of sounds and sub-genres. More than that, it’s a part of their lifestyle for many people. EDM is the dance floor of your local club, its iconic artists like Avicii and Skrillex, and it’s the nostalgia we feel for the classic disco tunes of Cher or Diana Ross.
So… isn’t it about time someone built an EDM museum? Well, the people behind MOMEM certainly think so! MOMEM, or the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, is an upcoming project being built in the German city of Frankfurt.
Exciting words, but what does that mean for music fans looking to experience this incredible new project? In 2018, the former children’s museum was repurposed as a pop-up trial for MOMEM. Suppose the trial is anything to go by. In that case, we can expect to see a variety of exhibits across many styles and iconic artwork and some of the early technology that made it all possible.
Technoclub’s Alex Azary and Talla 2XLC’s project is the work and will open in April 2022 with Sven Väth’s It’s Simple To Tell What Saved Us From Hell exhibition, curated by Tobias Rehberger. According to Azary, Väth and Rehberger “have each, in their way, taken electronic music culture from Frankfurt to the world.”
But why Frankfurt? Germany has long been a home for EDM music, all the way back to the 1960s and ’70s when bands like Tangerine Dream, Guru Guru, and Amon Düül II. During the ’80s, the German market brought us techno music, and by the ’90s, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the country became a center for the new wave of Eurodance.
For anyone looking forward to it, the museum will be opening on the 6th of April 2022. You can donate towards the project here and get your picture onto the ‘infinity disc’, which will be displayed above the entrance to the museum.