Jeff Mills: Exclusive Mix – Astronomia

Ahead of his sold out Barbican show with the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Christophe Mangou, Jeff Mills reveals an exclusive mix of his favourite composers and a taster of what’s to come on his new album…

‘The mix comprises of various compositions from my favourite composers and a few from myself with pianist and composer Using the last composition in the film2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick as my first track here, my objective was to create a charismatic continuation soundtrack that takes place after the end (finale) of Kubrick’s film. Something that addresses an unusual unfolding occurrence, perhaps the special synthesizing that happens when/as human life is formed. Where elements are the subject of consequences far beyond the listener’s control.’


2001: A Space Odyssey (Sprach Zarathrustra) Richard Strauss, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic
‘This was selected because of the climatic ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.’

Atmospheres, György Ligeti, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic
‘Partially used as a transition piece, I used it because of the chord structure and notes that were found in the composition before and after.’

G Song by Terry Riley, performed by Kronos Quartet
‘This is the main composition of the mix. I wanted to find something beauty that would make the listeners lose their place in time and space. An evolving piece, the playfulness of it reminds me of Debussy.’

Metamorphosis Philip Glass
‘This was selected because of the simplicity of it. Simple, but deeply beautiful.’

The-Sensational-beauty-of-nothing-at-all, Jeff Mills
‘This is sample of a track from an forthcoming album I’m working on entitled, Free Fall.’

The Eternal Burning Beauty Of Fire, Mikhail Rudy and Jeff Mills
‘With this unique composition, I wanted to display how the complexities of life can be unexpected and random and with all humans, we began on a life where we are constantly trying to perfect.’

Jeff Mills: Light from the Outside World takes place on Saturday 24 October.



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