A History of German Techno

With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, techno has emerged as a musical style that has defined a reunified Germany. Join us in this unique multimedia presentation which will explore the theories and trends behind the success of this culture. The lecture (in English) will be followed by a deejay set which will cover the important styles that emerged in Germany during the past ten years.

Tueday, April 16 in room 155 Dwinelle (450 seats)

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm
  • 6-7 pm lecture
  • 7-9 pm deejay set

Presented by Sean Nye: Known as dj either/or in the Bay Area, Sean Nye has a residence at club tantra in San Francsico. He is acquainted with numerous German deejays and producers, including Dr. Motte, the founder of the Love Parade. Sean graduated from UC Berkeley with high honors in philosophy and comparative literature, with a focus on the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard.

With special guest Peter Ziegelmeier: Famous as the man behind Kode IV, Peter Ziegelmeier is one of the premier psychedelic trance deejays and producers in the United States. He is the founder of the pioneering Ceiba records label and owner of the Ceiba record store, both based in San Francisco. He performs around the world, including such places as Mexico, India, Hungary, and Zambia. Originally from the Boden See region of Germany, Peter immigrated to the US in 1989.