Jeff Mills: Light from the Outside World

Featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christophe Mangou

24 October 2015 / 20:00

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This performance will begin at 8pm and will run for 80 minutes without an interval.

Detroit’s legendary techno producer and DJ presents the UK premiere of his latest project, blurring the line between a club and a concert hall night.

Jeff Mills has been a leading figure in the techno scene ever since his pioneering DJ mixes – as The Wizard – lit up the Detroit airwaves back in the mid-1980s. Later, working with Mike Banks, he co-founded Underground Resistance, a shadowy, militant collective who became one of the most crucial forces in the 'second wave' of Detroit techno.

Over the years Mills has spent more and more time in Europe, spending a period as resident at Berlin’s Tresor club, and crafting a more sleek, minimal take on dance music. His DJ sets remain hugely popular, but he has also developed a series of orchestral collaborations which expand his vision to take in ambitious new textures.

The first of these, Blue Potential, seamlessly combined electronics with orchestral music. For this show, Mills presents a refinement of that project - Light From The Outside World – in which classics like The Bells can be heard in uniquely towering arrangements.

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Listen to an exclusive mix from Jeff on the Barbican Blog.

Our electronic special podcast features an interview with Jeff Mills alongside Atom TM, Holly Herndon and more:

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