Jeff Mills composes at The Rembrandt House during ADE
The Detroit based dj and producer will spend a day working within the walls of the studio once used by Rembrandt, and reflect on his experiences at ADE MusicTalks.
Jeff Mills is one of the founding fathers of techno music but he has always been keen to expand his vision. He has made a name for himself, bridging the gap between the traditional world of classic art and the contemporary world of dance music. During his stint at The Rembrandt House on Thursday October 15, Mills will create three brand new tracks working inside the reconstructed studio once used by Rembrandt. During his nineteen years at this address, Rembrandt worked in the ambience of the northern light in this room. Mills is looking forward to a creative impulse from sharing in the light seen by the great Dutch master many centuries before.
The major inspiration for Mills three new compositions will be Rembrandt’s painting Philosopher in Meditation of 1632. It shows his early achievement in handling complex scenarios of light, with subtle variations and strong contrasts. Mills is also known for evoking strong images by working with musical contrasts. Jeff Mills studied Philosopher in Meditation in its home museum, The Louvre in Paris, earlier this year. This unique project is the first collaboration between The Rembrandt House Museum and ADE.
“The surroundings where artistic creations are made can be as important as the narrative of the art itself. Atmosphere can often have direct impact on how the message is being conveyed. 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”, says Jeff Mills. “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.”
Special ADE MusicTalk
Following his private session at the museum, Mills will reflect on his experience in the space during a very special ADE MusicTalk at De Brakke Grond. ADE MusicTalks features some of the biggest names in the music industry and gives the public a chance to chat and engage with their musical heroes in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Previous years' editions have featured Hans Zimmer (DE), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Duncan Stutterheim (NL), Danny Tenaglia (US), Black Coffee (ZA), Nicky Romero (NL), Boy George (GB), Joris Voorn & Secret Cinema (NL) and Chris Liebing (DE), to name just a few.
2015 MusicTalks (more TBA):
- Boys Noize, read more: Boys Noize celebrations at ADE
- Kenny Dope, read more: Kenny Dope Gonzalez to celebrate his 25 year career at ADE MusicTalks
- Gui Boratto, read more: Brazil’s Finest to reveal production secrets
Access to ADE MusicTalks is free for ADE Card holders and 1- and 5-Day conference ticket holders.
Time Tunnel performance
Mills will also be performing during ADE. The king of the TR-909 will present Time Tunnel, a show never seen before in The Netherlands. In this unique show, which takes place at Warehouse 22 on Friday October 16, Detroit's DJ and producer will take the audience by the hand and together travel through time. The grand master himself will interpret music from the past, present and future. This audiovisual spectacle has never before visited the Netherlands and is the perfect match for 909 Festival’s first ever indoor edition.