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Season 3 - Electronic Cities with Dr. Sebastien Darchen

Why have certain cities around the world developed as Electronic Cities?


This is the question that a new book, Electronic Cities aims to answer. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠This week on POP; The History Makers, I'll be looking at certain European Electronic Cities with one of the book's editors, Sébastien Darchen, who holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies.⁠

⁠Electronic Cities looks at the connection between the music and planning policies and the development of the urban electronic scenes in specific cities around the world. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠Other editors include Damien Charrieras, an Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong), and John Willsteed, an academic who was a former member of the Australian band - The Go-Betweens⁠. ⁠

Contributions are from a combination of urban scholars and musicians - I'll just mention a few of the musicians - Rudi Esch, former bass player with Die Krupps. Erik Stein, musician, and writer, and Berlin-based musician, and record producer Mark Reeder. ⁠

This week on POP; The History Makers - these historic Electronic Music Scenes in Europe. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠


Monday; Electronic Cities - Podcast Interview with Sébastien Darchen.⁠ ⁠ ⁠


And the rest of the week these are the interviews of artists that represent these cities:

Tuesday; Sheffield - Podcast interview with Martyn Ware.⁠ ⁠

Wednesday; Berlin - Podcast interview with Mark Reeder.⁠ ⁠

Thursday; Berlin - Podcast interview with Westbam.⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Friday; Düsseldorf - Podcast interview with Wolfang Flür.⁠ ⁠


Martyn Ware's biography is out at the moment on all platforms. He makes a fascinating listen, so look out for his book - Electronically Yours: Vol. I: My Autobiography - which is available on Amazon.


Mark Reeder will be interviewed on the 13th of august, the Anniversary of the building of the Berlin wall) at the STASI museum - see link below.

https://www.stasi-unterlagen-archiv.de/ueber-uns/termin/auswaertsspiel-die-toten-hosen-in-ost-berlin-dokumentation-berlin-13-08-2022/


WestBam latest; https://www.westbam.de/ - for gigs and music.


More info about Flür here: https://www.facebook.com/WolfgangFlur1


Sébastien's book is available here; ⁠ ⁠

Dr. Sébastien Darchen⁠

Senior Lecturer in Planning | School of Earth and Environmental Sciences⁠

The University of Queensland⁠

Email: s.darchen@uq.edu.au | Ph: +61 7 3365 3910 | Fax: +61 7 3365 6899⁠

Post: Level 5 Building 35 University of Queensland Brisbane Australia 4072⁠

T: @Darchen2⁠

Publications⁠

https://sees.uq.edu.au/profile/951/sebastien-darchen⁠


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