Many of you may already know that late last year famous Detroit DJ/producer and pioneer in techno music, Carl Craig, embarked on a project with Francesco Tristano and Moritz Von Oswald to compose an orchestral music piece with techno/electronic music influences and sounds. However very little footage or follow up reviews made it down-under so I thought I would post up this video of Carl Craig and Franceso Tristano performing their new music live in Paris. I think the conductor Francis Xavier Roth summarises this blending of seemingly incompatible genres as, "There is no hierarchy in music, only a quest for high standards "
The project was followed up with a release on Deutsche Grammaphone titled Carl Craig and Moritz Von Oswald Recomposed Vol3. The fact that their able to showcase this new music on such a respectable, traditionally classical label, shows the transition of contemporary electronic music right now. This release was also followed up by a 'New Mixes' release which featured an amazing 'moody' Ricardo Villalobos remix as well.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d5ymqm1zjtn/Carl Craig and Moritz Von Oswald - Ricardo villalobos Uli Mein Ponyhof Remix-PREVIEW.mp3
Heading back to Australian shores end of last year we also saw our fair share of musical mash-ups with Matthew Herbert performing live with his big band backing in the Sydney Opera house (great review here) as well as Cinematic Orchestra performing with there semi arranged/live set-up as part of Sydney Festival, both extremely well received and both great musicians.
So I guess the question is what will lie in-store for 2009 in this area of music?