Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills, is bringing his ‘Light from the Outside World’ show to Dublin, Ireland. Mills will be performing this unique show with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the renowned Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on October 30, merging the worlds of classical and electronic music. The audience will be treated to such timeless classics such as ‘The Bells’ which has been reinterpreted and reinvented in the classical format.
This is not the first time Mills has collaborated with a symphonic orchestra. He was the first DJ to do so when he played with the Montpellier National Orchestra in 2005. Subsequent projects “Where Light Ends” and “Light from the Outside World” sold out shows from France to Australia, while his show with the BBC Symphony Orchestra sold out within eight hours of going on sale.
Mills explains how he feels about this marriage of musical styles;
“The mixing of Classical and Electronic Music has also been a formula for extraneous consequences. Both known to produce a certain degree of emotion, whether it is physical or mental, these two genres are products of a modern society asking itself mosaic questions for surrogate reasons”.
The experimental producer has also created an album, that has been translated for symphonic and philharmonic orchestras and will accompany them in their performances, which he started to conceptualize and produce music for it dating back to 2005. Mills constantly worked on the project over the years culminating in the album ‘Planets’ recorded at the infamous London studio, Abbey Road, it is due for release by Axis Records next spring.
Supporting Jeff on the night will be Irish techno artist, Hybrasil, who will introduce a new project called ‘Spaces’. This will feature a series of compositions written in artistic spaces around Dublin and performed with analogue machines on the night.