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New Online Exhibition Looks At History Of Electronic Music
Christian Eede , March 11th, 2021 16:04

'Music, Makers & Machines' takes in thousands of archive images and videos, as well as features on artists and key scenes

The history of electronic music is the focus of a new online exhibition, Music, Makers & Machines, hosted via Google Arts & Culture.

Birthed as a collaboration between numerous arts organisations, including the Barbican, Black Cultural Archives, and the label XL, Music, Makers & Machines takes in more than 13,000 archival photos and videos, written features, and 3D scans of synthesisers and other instruments.

Among the various stories covered are the pivotal role of Black and LGBTQ+ people in the foundations of electronic music, the emergence of music scenes in cities such as Berlin, Chicago and Detroit from the '80s into the '90s, and the development of sub-genres such as dubstep. The exhibitions also looks at the scenes currently in cities such as Bristol, New York and Bucharest.

Elsewhere, you can take a look at editorial features on key clubs such as Berghain and Manchester's Factory, and explore a vast collection of rave flyers. Have a look for yourself here, and find out more about the project via the video above.