New Audio: Actress’ Gorgeous and Tense Collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra

Darren Cunningham is a Wolverhampton, UK-born, London-based producer and electronic music producer, best known as Actress, who over the past decade or so has developed a reputation for crafting abstract yet churning and rumbling techno with pulsing kick drums, jittering percussion, chopped and looped samples; however, interestingly enough, the renowned British producer has publicly mentioned that he’s wanted to make classical music for a modern generation. And that desire has lead him to collaborate with the London Contemporary Orchestra, crafting expanding arrangements of his dark and brooding sound and new material, including “Audio Track 5,” which finds the renowned British producer pairing skittering beats and swirling electronics with a blasts of twinkling and shrieking strings to create a stark and icily minimalist yet entirely cinematic composition. But underneath the bracingly chilly surface, the producer reveals a subtle yet ambitious and progressive take on chamber music.

 

 

 

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US Tour Dates

Aug 23 – Seattle – Kremwerk

Aug 24 – Chicago – Empty Bottle

Aug 25 – Detroit – El Club

Aug 26 – New York – MoMa PS1

 

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