Jeff Mills: Planets

with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Chrisophe Mangou

12 June 2017 / 19:30
Inspired by Gustav Holstís 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.

ĎA breath of fresh airÖ allowing traditional sounds to stay relevant while at the same time pushing techno into new dimensionsí Guardian

Please note that this performance will start at 7.30pm sharp and no latecomers will be admitted.

Written by Jeff Mills
Arranged by Sylvain Griotto

Produced by the Barbican

Barbican Contemporary Music
Londonís home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.

Into the Unknown: a Journey through Science Fiction is sponsored by Reed Smith


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