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Tresor : True Stories (Book)

Label: Institute of the Present

Format: Book

Genre: Sound Art

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English Version. Softcover: 352-page softcover book: raw cardboard, granular lamination, open spine binding. 22 x 30 x 2.2cm (1.4kg). 300g/m² raw cardboard, granular lamination, open spine binding, 352 pages: Neon CMYK print on Lessebo Smooth Natural 90g/m² and Galaxi ArtSamt 115g/m². Tresor’s first archival publication, Tresor: True Stories traces the history of the legendary techno club and label featuring untold stories from the 80s and 90s. The book includes contributions from Jeff Mills, Mike Banks, Ellen Allien and Electric Indigo as well as co-founders Dimitri Hegemann, Achim Kohlberger, Johnnie Stieler and the late Regina Baer, who passed away at the end of last month.

The publication is comprised of more than 400 photos, flyers and documents from Tresor’s archives. It also features first-hand accounts from 40 protagonists who witnessed the inception and evolution of Tresor and its impact on the Berlin scene.

Digging deeply into its rich archives, the venerable institution has unearthed countless treasures from its over three-decade old history. Over 400 never before seen photographs, flyers, faxes and other artefacts illustrate a story that intersects with the most important social and musical trend in the modern history of Berlin. The story is told with the voices of those that were there - over 40 protagonists share their first-hand reminiscences of the ‘big bang’ that launched techno into the world. Through the story of Tresor, the book charts the heady days of 80s West Berlin through to the explosion of new energy that midwifed in the new social reality of reunified Germany. This is a unique and essential printed monument to the institution that changed electronic music forever, and the city that allowed it to exist.

Cat. number: 9786069453612
Year: 2022

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