We knew Richie Hawtin was working on something special for the coming months, when a teaser tweet from Movement Detroit announced that he would be bringing his new CLOSE project on the festival’s Main Stage this coming May.
The Windsor-born and Detroit-bred techno artist has now announced more about the project, unveiling the full scope and mission of the new live performance set-up he is about to debut in front of tens of thousands of fans.
He took on to his social channels to announce details, also specifying how Movement ties in with a special personal message delivered by Movement Detroit to all attending the festival:
Detroit is the home of Techno, a musical force that has always looked towards a future based upon a positive relationship between man and machine. A relationship that elevates us as human beings and unlocks creative potential that otherwise may have laid dormant.CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity, continues to delve into the art of DJing and experiment with bringing more transparency to this creative endeavour. The show explores my relationship with the performance technologies that I have chosen to use in order to allow me as much “in-the-moment” improvisation as possible. Using intimately placed cameras this man-machine relationship unfolds onscreen in real-time. CLOSE will bring you, the audience, closer to me and my creative process live on stage.
April 14 / April 21 — Palm Springs, CA @ Coachella
May 27 — Detroit, USA @ Movement (Main Stage)
June 3 — Sydney, Australia @ Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House (Northern Broardwalk)*
June 9 — Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound (Pitchfork Stage)
June 10 — Paris, France @ Le Clairière (We Love Green)
July 14 — Berlin, Germany @ Melt (Melt Stage)
Aug. 18 — Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop (Dance Hall)
Aug. 26 — Warrington, UK @ Creamfields (The Steelyard)
Dec. 9 — Budapest, Hungary @ Bonusz (Red Arena)
Tickets for Movement Detroit can be bought here.
Article photo by Johannes Kraemer
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