JEFF MILLS GOES TO THE BARBICAN
Jeff Mills has collaborated with symphonic orchestras since many years and was the first DJ to perform and capture it on DVD for a wider audience.
It all began with the Montpellier National Orchestra, directed by Alain Altinoglu, in 2005 at Le Pont du Gard, France. The piece was called “Blue Potential” and had been arranged for orchestra by the young French composer Thomas Roussel.
In September 2012, Jeff Mills played a new version of this orchestral project, now called “Light from the Outside World”, to a sold-out Salle Pleyel in Paris with L’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, conducted by Christophe Mangou. “Light from the Outside World” includes Mills’ classics as “The Bells” or “Sonic Destroyer” adapted by Roussel.
“Light from the Outside World” was also performed at Casa da Musica in Porto, OdeGand Festival in Belgium, Melbourne Festival, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tauron Nowa Muzyka festival in Katowice, Poland. The 2000 seats for the concert at The Barbican, London were sold out in 8 hours…
In 2013, Jeff Mills presented a new piece called “Where Light Ends”. French composer Sylvain Griotto is the arranger; the project premiered in St Brieuc and Rennes, France in October 2013, with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne conducted by Darrell Ang.
The piece was also performed with L’Orchestre National d’Ile de France in Paris and Ile-de-France region in November and December 2014 in a programm also including Tchaikovsky’ “Pathetic Symphony”.
Both “Where Light Ends” and “Light from the Outside World” are available for concerts. A third project, inspired by Holst’ “The Planets” premiered in July 2015 at Casa da Musica in Porto.
Other than the performances with orchestra, Jeff Mills has had collaborations with classicaly trained artists such as Kronos Quartet (Bach for “Red Hot +Bach” compilation), Kathleen Supove for Debussy and most recently with Mikhail Rudy.
All the performances for Jeff Mills and Symphonic Orchestras have always been sold-out shows. This shows the techno fans have been waiting for such opportunities, besides that fact classical audience can find new music.
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