Derrick May & The Orchestra
DERRICK MAY & THE ORCHESTRA @ THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE
The Detroit-born founding father of techno leads the City of London Sinfonia orchestra in interpretations of his pioneering works of electronic music, conducted by Dzijan Emin in the stunning Royal Festival Hall. The orchestra plays classics from Derrick May’s seminal recordings, including ‘Rhythim is Rhythim’ and ‘Mayday’, which remain iconic three decades later. Derrick May met Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson as a teenager and the trio began to DJ together under the name Deep Space Soundworks in the early 1980s, creating the Detroit techno sound. In 2013, producer Ognen Uzunovski asked Macedonian musician Dzijan Emin to reinterpret Derrick May’s catalogue for the Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestral project was born.
Ohrid, Macedonia — with the Macedonian Philharmonic (YouTube)
OdeGand, Gent, Belgium — with Symfonierorkest Vlaanderen & feat. Francesco Tristano (YouTube)