Published on June 13th, 2016 | by LTWF


Wolfgang Flür and Rudi Esch

Wolfgang Flür (Kraftwerk) and Rudi Esch (Die Krupps):  ELECTRI-CITY: The Dusseldorf School of Electronic Music.

Impact, Culture and Legacy.

In this very special event, audience members were treated to an exploration of the rise and legacy of electronic music, including from the perspective of two of the most influencial individuals of the genre – Wolfgang Flur and Rudi Esch. Rudi’s book ELECTRI_CITY uncovers the myths and reality of the bands emerging from the artistic backdrop of a wealthy west-German post-modern city – just like Memphis and Rock’n’Roll, Düsseldorf is regarded as the Mecca for electronic music.


RUDI ESCH (born August 1966, Düsseldorf) has played an active part in the Düsseldorf music scene for more than thirty years. In 1987 he formed a band together with Klaus Dinger, formerly the front man with NEU! and La Dusseldorf. Since 1988 Esch has played bass guitar for electronic rock band Die Krupps. He works as an author and music consultant and put out the oral account of Düsseldorfs most influential bands, including Kraftwerk, NEU!, DAF, Die Krupps and many more.


WOLFGANG FLUR (born 17 July 1947) is a German musician, best known as a member of the electronic band Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, playing electronic percussion. Flür also wrote his autobiography “Ich war ein Roboter” (English version: I Was a Robot), published in 2000. The autobiography includes his youth, early career as a musician, and his activity within Kraftwerk. Wolfgang Flur’s current stage performances show videos and rare images from his Kraftwerk years. Wolfgang sees himself as a music presenter with historical electronic background.

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