Ralf Hutter on Music, Robots, and AI

Posted 3 Jun 2005 at 16:13 UTC by steve Share This

Many robot builder grew up listening to the electronic music of Kraftwerk. They're playing in LA next week as part of a rare US tour. LA Weekly interviews Ralf Hutter about his opinions on electronic music, the relationship of man and machine, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, and their robot twins who sometimes perform on stage in their place. On their current tour, they've replaced their old, analog equipment with modern digital equipment and laptops. Each bandmember stands at an identical lecturn, using a laptop to control the performance.

Music to build robots by, posted 3 Jun 2005 at 18:17 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

Wish I could attend. Many of my late-night building sessions have had their soundtracks provided by Kraftwerk.

Never heard of them, posted 3 Jun 2005 at 18:55 UTC by Botnerd » (Master)

Never heard of them but sounds purdy neat. I guess its kinda like techno but I really dont listen to much music.

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