The technology-obsessed techno maestro has recently created a video in which he walks viewers through his setup for each CLOSE show. According to Hawtin, each improvised performance aims to “explore the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable an artist to express themselves”. He goes on to explain how his cohesive mix of hybrid and digital machines and the positioning of the gear allows him to operate in a way that creates a real “man-machine relationship.”

Richie Hawtin – CLOSE: How I PLAY

I’ve always been very interested in how far you can push DJing, and my new show CLOSE is an audio-visual experience that allows me to experiment much more than my regular DJ shows and hopefully by the set-up and the visuals, it actually allows you to get closer to what is actually happening…Upcoming CLOSE Dates:14/07 CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at Mad Cool Festival27/07 CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at Audioriver Festival18/08 CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at Lowlands Festival10/10 Richie Hawtin – CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity à L'Olympia 11/10 CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at O2 Academy, Glasgow12/10 CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity at Roundhouse, London#RichieHawtin #CLOSElive #PLAYdifferently

Posted by Richie Hawtin on Friday, 13 July 2018