"I will call it the Living Archive of Electronica because techno here in Berlin is still a living, inspiring and vivid movement." - Dimitri Hegemann
Dimitri Hegemann, the founder of one of Germany’s most infamous clubs/labels, Tresor, has announced that he has started in raising the funds for a techno museum in Berlin, the techno capital of the world. The museum, which will pay tribute to electronic music as a distinct cultural movement, is planning on opening its doors on a date that coincides with Tresor’s twenty-fifth anniversary in Autumn of 2016.
This will be the second electronic music museum that is set to open in Germany after the city of Frankfurt announced that they will be opening MOMEN (Museum of Modern Electronic Music) in 2017. Both projects are still early on in their various stages of development and it is uncertain if the fundraising will be successful. Above all else, these museum plans show the level of dedication that Germans have for their techno and various forms of electronica, taking steps towards creating a space that will monumentalize this truly special form of music forever.