DJ and producer Carl Craig, pianist Francesco Tristano and producer Moritz von Oswald (Basic Channel, Palais Schaumburg) have been pushing the boundaries of contemporary classical music and Detroit techno for some time now. “Classical music has always been a challenge to me“, Carl Craig told us in our Slices video interview in 2010. “It all comes down to the orchestra and the sound design“, Craig explained back then regarding his Versus project. “Those are two things that I’ve always been very interested in, so why not take those steps to reinterpret my music in a very classic way? I’ve done it all electronically, so this is just the next step.”
On Saturday July 7th, the Detroit legend will once again be bringing techno music to a classical institution with Tristano and von Oswald. After similar shows in Paris, London, and Hamburg, the trio will be performing at the Vienna State Opera this time. The event, titled Electr.Oper, is a take on the twist of electronic music and opera elements. The musical conversions of Detroit techno mixed with classical instrumentation will be backed by a complex visual show. Design and projection collective Neon Golden will transform the room into a visual narrative setting with 3D mapping techniques and specially designed props. Following up on the live performance will be DJ sets by Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus as well as live sets by Maceo Plex and Amiraliv.
Tickets are on sale now exclusively at the T-Mobile shop in Vienna’s Kärntnerstrasse (45€ each). All tickets are also valid for the preparty at Grelle Forelle on June 29 — which is equally exciting, since Kanal Royal and Electronic Beats will be bringing ‘An exercise in sound’ with Ben Klock, Levon Vincent, Daniel Kovac and others to Grelle Forelle (don’t forget to bring your ticket receipt to the party for free entry).
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Published June 20, 2012.