The Detroit-born godfather of techno Juan Atkins leads an 80-piece orchestra in interpretations of his pioneering works of electronic music.
The orchestra plays classics from Juan Atkin’s recordings, including Model 500 and Cybotron, which remain iconic three decades later. Juan Atkins met Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson as a teenager. Inspired by European electronic sounds, black American dance music and the idiosyncratic broadcaster The Electrifying Mojo, the trio began to DJ together under the name Deep Space Soundworks in the early 1980s, creating the Detroit techno sound.
In 2015, conductor Dzijan Emin reinterpret Juan Atkin’s catalogue for the Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestral project was born.