Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin utilizes Allen & Heath Xone, K2 PlayDifferently Model 1 Mixer, Ableton Push, and an Antelope Orion 32+ to create spontaneously improvised compositions. The type of intense music showcased here is a departure from the sparse minimal techno he has been creating and performing for the past decade and more, and the mixture of digital soundbits and the analogue synthesizer in rapid sequences result in a music that would be impossible were it not for recent technological advancements. Hawtin’s music sets have strong overall cohesion yet relentlessly intricate progression of sounds making up the parts -much as good architecture has overall gestalt broken up by tectonic and formal interplay in a temporal sequence of spaces.