Jeff Mills and Derrick May will perform on the same stage for the first time in an epic collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in January.
The exclusive one-night-only show, held on Saturday 30 January at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, will see two of the most celebrated pioneers of Detroit techno perform individual sets with the MSO, conducted and arranged by Dzijan Emin. This international exclusive will be the only show where Australian fans can catch Mills and May on the same stage.
Mills’ performance will be an all-new, never-before-performed set especially created with composer Thomas Roussel for Melbourne audiences, while May’s set is entitled ‘Music is Music’ – a homage to his early moniker Rhythim is Rhythim.
Both artists have collaborated with orchestras in the past: between them they have shared stages with Montpellier National Orchestra, L’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestra Lamoureux, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Mills performed a sold-out concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2014.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of Flight Facilities’ acclaimed concert with the MSO at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl last month, which drew a crowd of more than 13,000.