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Kraftwerk: Pop Art

How a group of reclusive Rhineland experimentalists became a hugely influential pop group, featuring live footage, analysis, newsreel and cinematic evocations of their obsessions.

Documentary telling the amazing story of how a group of reclusive Rhineland experimentalists called Kraftwerk became one of the most influential pop groups of all time. It is a celebration of the band featuring exclusive live tracks filmed at their Tate Modern shows in London in February 2013, interwoven with expert analysis, archive footage of the group going back to 1970, newsreel of the era and newly shot cinematic evocations of their obsessions. With contributions from techno pioneer Derrick May, Can founder Holger Czukay, DJ and remixer Francois Kevorkian, graphic design guru Neville Brody, writer Paul Morley, band photographer Peter Boettcher, Tate Modern curator Caroline Wood and others.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Feb 2016 02:40

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Kraftwerk

    Home Computer 

  • 00:02

    Kraftwerk

    The Hall of Mirrors 

  • 00:05

    Kraftwerk

    Computer World 

  • 00:14

    Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

  • 00:16

    Kraftwerk

    Showroom Dummies 

  • 00:17

    Kraftwerk

    Die Mensch Maschine (The Man Machine) 

  • 00:19

    Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

  • 00:20

    Kraftwerk

    Radioland 

  • 00:22

    Kraftwerk

    Europe Endless 

  • 00:23

    Kraftwerk

    Neon Lights 

  • 00:26

    Kraftwerk

    Trans Europe Express 

  • 00:28

    D Train

    You're the One For Me 

  • 00:31

    Kraftwerk

    Metal on Metal 

  • 00:32

    Kraftwerk

    Numbers 

  • 00:35

    Afrika Bambaataa

    Planet Rock 

  • 00:36

    Rhythim Is Rhythim

    The Dance 

  • 00:36

    KiNK

    Hand Made (Dub Mix) 

  • 00:37

    Kraftwerk

    Taschenrechner (Pocket Calculator) 

  • 00:40

    Kraftwerk

    The Robots 

  • 00:42

    Kraftwerk

    It's More Fun to Compute 

  • 00:43

    Coldplay

    Talk 

  • 00:44

    Kraftwerk

    Computer Love 

  • 00:48

    Coldplay

    Talk 

  • 00:49

    Kraftwerk

    Aero Dynamik (Francois K Aero Mix) 

    Remix Artist: François K.
  • 00:50

    Kraftwerk

    Metropolis 

  • 00:54

    Kraftwerk

    Tour De France Etape 2 

  • 00:54

    Kraftwerk

    Radioactivity 

  • 00:55

    Kraftwerk

    Computer World 

  • 00:57

    Kraftwerk

    Boing Boom Tschak 

  • 00:59

    Kraftwerk

    Music Nonstop 

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Simon Witter
Director Simon Witter
Director Hannes Rossacher

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