Jeff Mills: Light from the Outside World

with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Christophe Mangou

10 June 2017 / 20:00

The legendary Techno producer presents his project that blurs the lines between the club and concert hall - re-working music from his back catalogue for symphony orchestra.

Jeff Mills has been pushing the boundaries of Techno ever since he first lit up the Detroit airwaves with his pioneering DJ mixes as ‘The Wizard’; now Light From the Outside World completely does away with the constraints of the genre. Performing alongside the orchestra, Mills’s percussive electronics sit perfectly under layers of strings and brass, drawing out and enhancing the harmonic layers in the originals, new arrangements casting classics like 'The Bells' in a totally new light. 

Performed to a rapturous reception at the Barbican in October 2015, this performance expands the original project to include a new composition, ‘Utopia’, so completing a full suite that fully realises the boundless vision that’s always been at the heart of Mills’s music.

‘It's not every day that you and 2000 others get to dance to Detroit techno in the aisles of a classical concert hall’ Resident Advisor

‘A performance that penetrates deep into the subconscious; a cerebral techno communion of sorts’ Quietus

Produced by the Barbican

Barbican Contemporary Music
London’s 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


why not try

Goldberg Variations
5 - 7 Jul 18 / Theatre
Information info

Battle of Ideas 2017: Weekend pass
28 - 29 Oct 17 / Battle of Ideas
Information info

Architecture on Stage: Angela Deuber
11 Sep 17 / Frobisher Auditorium 1
Information info