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When Robert Schumann composed Symphony No. 3 (also known as „Die Rheinische / The Rhenish“) in 1850 as music director of Duesseldorf, no one could have known that 80 years later the city would become the mecca of electronic music. Influenced by the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf, where Joseph Beuys was working at the time, the so-called „Duesseldorf School“ was formed at this time, which had a significant impact on the further evolution of music worldwide. The most important pioneers of this genre were Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Kraftwerk, Wolfgang Riechmann and not to forget Conny Plank, who shaped the Duesseldorf sound as producer and sound engineer.

As Duesseldorf kids who experienced this time, we illustrated this special vibes in sound and pictures on a sunday morning in the summer of 2021.

Music: „Duesseldorf“ (Hans Peter Fassbender, Thomas Kruesselmann)
Excerpt from Robert Schumann: Symphonie No.3, First Movement
Mastering by Studio Ballfinger on Telefunken M15a
Photographed and directed by Thomas Kruesselmann
Produced by Roland Schneider
Special thanks to: Michail Golzarandi, Harald Krohm, Ralf Weber
2021©Ballfinger Music