DJ Derrick May to perform with Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra

DJ Derrick May, one of the pioneers of the Detroit techno scene, will join the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra for an unforgettable musical performance dubbed ”Musica Universalis” on August 2 in the Antique Theater in Ohrid.

The concert will mix electronic and classical music performed by a symphonic orchestra, lighting effects, audiovisual support and unique costumes.

The event, organized by “Izlet Music” productions, will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Macedonian musician Emin Dzijan is in charge of arranging May’s music while film director Igor Ivanov-Izi is set to visually design the concert.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska said the exclusive event was being conceived as “a musical movement creating new energies”.

“Derrick May is one of the most notable representatives of the so called Detroit sound and for many he is the Miles Davis of electronic music,” Kanceska-Milevska stated.

May’s first performance in Macedonia was in 2000. He has visited the country many times since then.

“I think the concert at the Antique Theater will trigger an influential cultural resonance that will cross the borders of Macedonia. Thank you for this opportunity and I wish everyone to have fun,” said May at the press conference.

“Musica Universalis” will be released on CD and DVD together with a short documentary about the archaeological sites in Macedonia. The concert is part of the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra.


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