WITH THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Light From The Outside World
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVALJeff Mills has spent a lifetime as a sonic innovator.
A founding member of legendary Detroit techno outfit Underground Resistance, he has since the mid-1980s been considered one of the world’s foremost techno producers and DJs.
But Mills has long since transcended the boundaries of pure techno, dispatching his precise, minimal compositions to the realms of film, dance, contemporary art and, now, classical music.
“Few people deserve the title of legend but surely no one would disagree that Jeff Mills is just that.”
CLASH MAGAZINE (UK)
Light from the Outside World sees Mills work his deck-and-drummachine magic alongside the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by longtime Mills collaborator Christophe Mangou, for a 90-minute arrangement by Mills and film composer Thomas Roussel that weaves classical, jazz and electronica (including many of Mills’ back-catalogue classics) into a propulsive, electrifying mélange.
A futurist manifesto for the post-genre age, this is Mills at his most ambitious and exploratory – delicate, dynamic and unlike anything else you’ve ever heard.
“There's more to techno than dancing to it… Techno is political. It has to be.”
Image: Shauna Regan
Fri 10 Oct at 8pm
1 hr 30 mins with interval