I witnessed one of the most amazing live performances ever. Kraftwerk performed live in 3-D for the first time in Los Angeles in a very long time. All of their shows here sold out within minutes and all shows were at the amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
I was ecstatic to find out that I would cover the Friday performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Kraftwerk 3-D Concert : “7 The Mix” show. Kraftwerk had played over a week’s worth of back to back shows at this awe-dropping architectural masterpiece by Frank Gehry. The exterior and interior of Disney Hall is absolutely beautiful and futuristic, which was the perfect spot for Kraftwerk to perform.
This performance was way better then any 3-D movie or any concert I have ever seen. I can compare it to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, however I was too young to see Pink Floyd in concert during that time. Kraftwerk decided to perform every album at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The 3-D effects and visuals were wonderful and the four members of Kraftwerk appeared like they were in the movie “Tron.”
They played some amazing songs such as my favorites ” Computer World,” “Autobahn,” and “Tour de France.” The visuals were amazing as the four musicians in Kraftwerk played along with their mysterious 3d boxed synthesizers. I wonder what are in those boxes??
A little history on Kraftwerk takes us back to the late 70s and 80s. I truly believe that Kraftwerk inspired most DJs/Producers/Electronic groups today. Without them the electronic dance culture we have today would not exist. They were innovators of their time using synthesizers like no one has done before. I am amazed how even their songs from the 80s are still very modern sounding.
Kraftwerk has inspired Boys Noize, Daft Punk, Silver Apples, Skream, Marcel Dettman, and so many more musicians today. They are amazing performers and innovators in music who inspired electronic music, hip-hop, and many more genres. Their sound from the 70s/80s can still be considered quite modern. By combining analog and digital, this show was a musical masterpiece.Kraftwerk kraftwerk.com Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012 article by Carey Steinberg