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I'm just one of the guys from the conductor

How easy is it for a Symphony orchestra, on their Groove-oriented music involved?
orchestral musicians to play a completely different rhythm, usually have understanding as people like me who grew up with Jazz, Rock or Techno. Whether an orchestra, Groove, or not, depends, according to my experience, always the conductor. If he brings the right sensitivity, is to develop the orchestra is also a bit of a Groove.

Have you already encountered the orchestra, with which cooperation has, in spite of everything not work out?
Earlier it actually occurred that we had to change the score, so that the orchestra musicians were able to understand the piece better. Fortunately, such a fire brigade on exercises in the past, but completely, of course, the communication with the orchestra is not today. Therefore, the arranger Kate Simko in Basel, is in the process of me during the rehearsals as an interpreter to the side. I have not the same musical vocabulary as someone who has completed a music degree.

How is the Interaction between you and the orchestra work if you stand together on the stage?
In this project I had to learn, the guide to the conductor to assign. Unlike me he knows how to hold together an orchestra with all its various fractions and sensitivities. When I'm performing with an orchestra, I'm just one of the guys in the Band as a conductor.

How easy is it for you as a lone fighter, in this strange pecking order navigate?
I don't mind. When I'm performing as a DJ, what I do is three to four times a week, I will be in the spotlight. Since I don't have to hang but even then, the Star out if I can with an orchestra. In the concert I'm not even on the front of the edge of the stage. My Equipment is in the middle of built up in the orchestra.

your music has always had a European Aesthetic. What is the reason?
When I was young, I heard the Radio DJ The Electrifying Mojo on a regular basis. He played everything from Funk from the United States and New Wave from England to Synth-Pop from Japan, style borders were absolutely no matter. Thanks to him, I realized that in music everything is possible and everything belongs together. How does an artist, or an artist comes from, is actually unimportant.

An earlier performance of "Versus".

About The Electrifying Mojo, they were also on Yello from Zurich, which is one of their musical core influences. What is this music fascinates you?
The first Yello-piece I heard was "I Love You", it must have been 1983. With all the strange Sampling effects, the number had a childish absurdity, this appealed to me as a 13-Year-old immediately. I've learned Yello later know, in 1995 I was able to produce even a Remix of their track "La Habanera". Boris Blank is a really cool guy. Dieter Meier I have not seen for a long time. With his winery, and his Cattle, he has to do all hands full.

As a Techno producer, you need to keep up, inevitably, with the latest developments in Studio technology. What can we expect next from you?
Who knows what is to come of all this. In any case, there are already a lot of Software that fulfils the same functions. On my hard drives verse countless Plug-pigeons-ins, I actually have no use. For this, everyone has my old Analog Synthesizer of his own character, which determines the possibilities of its usage. On none of these old devices, I would have to do without.

it sounds as if you mourned the time before the advent of digital music technology.
I'm not quite sure. For $ 200 you can get today, software packages like Ableton, which can replace an entire recording Studio. I wanted to buy me the Hardware together, I would have to pay for millions of dollars. Such advances are not to be despised. Especially when you consider how panels used to be made. As Arthur Baker in 1982 produced the Hip-Hop classic "Planet Rock", he was able to afford his own drum machine. So he had to get a rental tool, for which he also paid good money. If you need today a particular Sound, bring it out from the hard disk or from the Internet.

your home city of Detroit was in the 1960s, as a music metropolis. How is the local scene?
Unfortunately, Detroit is the great past with the style of the Soul give Labels such as Motown was barely conscious. The music is a bit like water: it comes from the tap, when you turn on the faucet, but it disappears quickly in the sewer, without it being properly perceived.

Detroit is known to be one of the toughest cities in the United States. How good is the Detroit Renaissance attacks in the media again and again the speech?
I believe in the Detroit Renaissance and the bar as a musician and organizer of my own small contribution. But maybe I'm just a Optimist, because I have experienced the city in times when it was even more filthy than it is today.

Carl Craig & Basel Symphony orchestra, location: Reithalle, Basel

Created: 07.11.2019, 06:18 PM

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