December 15, 2021
Next year in Frankfurt a new museum dedicated to electronic music.
The Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) previously planned to open in October but was postponed due to funding. It will now open its doors on April 6th, 2022.
MOMEM announced the project in 2015 and held a pop-up trial in 2018. The museum is under the stewardship of Alex Azary, a pioneering Berlin techno and electro artist who has produced music under several monikers for more than two decades. He was inspired to create the museum by Technoclub founder Andreas Tomalla aka DJ Talla 2XLC, who came up with the initial vision for the museum back in 2011.
The final design of the museum will feature exhibits, performance areas, and installations, as well as a library that will allow people to sift through a vast chronicle of electronic music history.
One of the opening exhibits at MOMEM will feature an exposition of Sven Väth titled It's Simple To Tell What Saved Us From Hell. The show delves into the German techno Producer and DJ's private record collection, art, photographs, show flyers, and more.
"There is no better opening exhibition for MOMEM. Because Sven Väth and Tobias Rehberger have each, in their own way, taken electronic music culture from Frankfurt to the world," said Azary on the opening of MOMEN.
The museum describes itself as "a place to explore, conserve and relive the historical dimensions and influences of Electronic Music. A journey from the beginning to the future. A place of continuous movement and transformation, turning from museum into stage into bar into academy. A reactive environment in the heart of Frankfurt. A museum not for visitors but for guests."
Visit the Museum of Modern Electronic Music website and donate here to learn more.
Words By: Alicia Baron