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Carl Craig announces new ‘Versus’ album pairing techno elements with an orchestra

A "dream come true" for the techno innovator

  • Harrison Williams
  • 8 December 2016

Detroit imprint Planet E links with InFiné to deliver ‘Versus’, a new album by Carl Craig fusing electronic elements with orchestral arrangements.

Originally premiered in 2008 during a live performance in Paris, featuring Carl Craig joined by the Les Siècles, Moritz von Oswald and Francesco Tristan, the collection of music was one of the first of its kind to combine electronic and classical composition.

Carl described the production process and performance as something he always wanted to put together: “Versus is my desire and dream come true to have my music interpreted by an orchestra.”

Now the material has been brought back to life with Carl Craig at the helm once again, featuring a groundbreaking techno collection of eight tracks adapted for orchestra.

The Versus Synthesizer Ensemble live show is also scheduled to take place, where Carl Craig will be joined by five musicians interpreting the music from the album. The first dates will be announced in January 2017.

Listen to two of the album tracks, ‘Sandstorms’ and ‘Desire’, on Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show here.

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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