Foreign Exchange: Dance Music Culture from the Midwest to Across the Pond

Goethe-Institut Chicago – Suite 200

About The Event

In this talk, DJ and music historian Duane Powell will illuminate Detroit techno‚Äôs and Chicago house music’s connections to Europe, from the influence of German band Kraftwerk to UK music festival Southport Weekender.

Tickets are free, but in order to facilitate check-in, please register in advance for the talk at the Goethe-Institut Chicago at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601.

Pre-reservations for July 20 are at capacity, though the Goethe-Institut Chicago will accept guests from the waitlist as space allows. Please register in advance to claim your spot on the waitlist. The talk will be recorded and available at a later date on this event listing.

Wait List Registration Link

Duane Powell has been a fixture on the music scene since the mid-1980’s, starting with his work on the burgeoning house music scene in Chicago. Since then, he has gone on to headline and hold residencies at many of Chicago’s most popular venues and national music festivals and has been invited to speak about his knowledge of the music scene at conferences nationwide.  

This program accompanies Shift: Music, Meaning, Context, an exhibition produced in collaboration between Goethe-Institut Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Photography.