First Jamie xx, now Jeff Mills.

The Detroit techno dreamer is set to spend a day (October 18) composing music in Amsterdam’s Rembrandt House Museum, taking inspiration from the artist’s painting Philosopher in Meditation. Mills will compose three new tracks during a private session, organised by Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), then “reflect on the experience” in a Q&A session at ADE Music Talks.

“The surroundings where artistic creations are made can be as important as the narrative of the art itself,” Mills explains in a press release sent out by ADE. “These sacred places are often kept in modest conditions, revealing a reflection of the artist’s true character. It is here where dreams and visions are born and come to life—where the message is officiated by the creator and the only true criticism is made before it is exposed to the world. The sound scaling and field recording is nothing new, but in this case, its really unprecedented because what I’m going to achieve is a live recording using the ambience of the room. So, I’m not recording in the space, but will use the natural acoustics for the recording.”

ADE turns 20 this year, and this is one of a series of special events celebrating the anniversary. Head here for more information, and revisit our recent scifi-themed interview between Mills and Konx-om-Pax.




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