Inspired by Gustav Holst’s The Planets, DJ and composer Jeff Mills takes you through our solar system in the UK premiere of his score for orchestra and electronics.
Like Holst, Mills paints the solar system musically, depicting each planet as well as the distances between them. His mastery of electronics can rouse rooms of people to euphoria; backed here by the dynamics of a full orchestra, he takes on the role of an unconventional soloist, introducing cosmic textures, atmospheres and special effects.
A crucial part of the history of dance music, Mills continues to fill clubs with his DJ sets, but over the past decade he has also sold out concert halls with his works combining live electronics with live orchestras, utilising both to their full potential.
Before Planets, the orchestra will play the American Modernist composer Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question.
‘A breath of fresh air… allowing traditional sounds to stay relevant while at the same time pushing techno into new dimensions’ Guardian
Please note that this performance will start at 7.30pm sharp and no latecomers will be admitted.