LWE and SJM Concerts Present RICHIE HAWTIN CLOSE
RICHIE Hawtin, the iconic electronic music artist and technology visionary, today announces two stand-alone UK shows of CLOSE - his award-winning audio-visual show which takes you closer to his unique way of performing. The British / Canadian artist will play at the Roundhouse in London on Friday October 12 and Glasgow’s O2 Academy on October 11..
The show, CLOSE – SPONTANEITY AND SYNCHRONICITY, explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable an artist to express themselves. In its first year, the show was voted Best Live Performance 2017 at the DJ Awards. Having debuted the concept at Coachella followed by shows at Primavera Sound, ADE and Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House, CLOSE opens up the DJ booth for a transparent masterclass in Spontaneity & Synchronicity. It represents how far the art of DJing can be pushed today, thanks to a completely improvised performance which means no two shows are the same.
In recent years, Hawtin’s pioneering work has crossed over into artistic and cultural fields, collaborating with Anish Kapoor - one of the most influential sculptors working today - at the Grand Palais in Paris; performing live as Plastikman at the Guggenheim in New York for fashion designer Raf Simons; and creating soundscapes to the photographic work of Andreas Gursky at the Gagosian in New York and K20 in Dusseldorf. Hawtin’s electronic productions and DJ sets make him one of the most respected artists to emerge from the early 1990s techno scene.
Both CLOSE dates will be supported by a live show by respected Swedish electronic act TM404 aka Andreas Tilliander, a regular guest at Hawtin’s ENTER. residency in Ibiza. TM404 will open from doors until the CLOSE performance, with a leftfield live performance featuring 303s, 202s and drum machines.
Richie Hawtin states: “I have spent most of my life behind a table half-concealed. The CLOSE show removes the barrier between artist and audience and it feels like I’m in that moment with everybody else. It feels very powerful. If I can get to that point during the show with everybody, that’s why I got into this music. Being locked in this cloud of frequencies that feels like its from tomorrow; that you’re living in the future. I am really happy to finally perform this show at the Roundhouse in London, and the Scottish crowds have always been a huge inspiration to me.”
CLOSE tickets go on sale on Friday June 8 at 9am BST via Ticketmaster, Gigs & Tours, Ticket Tannoy and Resident Advisor. The London shows are promoted by SJM Concerts and LWE. The Glasgow event is promoted by DF Concerts.
Friday October 12 –
London Roundhouse. £29.50. 7pm-11pm
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