RICHIE HAWTIN CLOSE Heads To Detroit For Movement; iii Points Announced

RICHIE HAWTIN CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable the freedom of improvisation.  This week, it has been announced CLOSE will participate at two additional festivals as part of its world tour-iii Points in Miami this October where he will join The XX, Gorillaz, Nicolas Jaar and Brian Eno as a headlinerand the Club To Club Festival in Torino, Italy in November where he will headline with Kraftwerk and Nicolas Jaar.

CLOSE will next take place with a headlining slot at America’s leading underground festival MOVEMENT in Detroit –the city where HAWTIN began his career as a curious and fanatical young DJ from across the border in Windsor, Canada.  Challenging the distinction between DJing and live performance, RICHIE HAWTIN‘s new 75-minute audio-visual show takes you closer to his unique way of performing.  Using intimately placed cameras this man versus machine relationship unfolds onscreen in real-time bringing the audience closer than before to HAWTIN‘s intuitive gestures.

Other festivals and venues that will present the show include: The Sydney Opera House for the highly-regarded Vivid LIVE cultural festival where HAWTIN will perform CLOSE on the serene Northern Broadwalk, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background and surrounded by 270-degree water views; the Pitchfork Stage at PRIMAVERA SOUND in Portugal;  MELT in Berlin for the event’s 20th Anniversary; HAWTIN’s debut at WE LOVE GREEN in Paris; And a long-awaited return to CREAMFIELDS in the U.K. to headline the award-winning Steelyard structure which will be HAWTIN’s only British festival date in 2017. Full dates are listed below.

HAWTIN’s career has continually evolved and innovated over the last 25 years through his own music as Plastikman, his co-creation of Final Scratch which led the huge shift of DJing to digital, a co-founder of the Beatport retail platform and more recently the analogue MODEL 1 mixer he designed for his own PLAYdifferently technology company. Co-designed with Andy Rigby-Jones, who designed the X-One for Allen & Heath, the MODEL 1 has seen many of the world’s most creative DJs change their central choice of instrument after many years. In recent times as a performer, HAWTIN took Plastikman to the Guggenheim in New York, performed at the Grand Palais in Paris in response to work by sculptor Anish Kapoor and recently worked on two sound installations with famed German artist / photographer Andreas Gursky.

RICHIE HAWTIN CLOSE will take place at the following events in 2017:







Detroit, MI

Movement Festival (Main Stage)



Sydney, Australia

Vivid LIVE (Sydney Opera House/Northern Broadwalk)

Tickets for Vivid LIVE at SOH are on sale on Monday March 20 at 9am (AEDT)



Porto, Portugal

Primavera Sound (Pitchfork Stage)



Paris, France

We Love Green (Le Clairière)



Berlin, Germany

Melt (Melt Stage)



Hasselt, Belgium

Pukkelpop (Dance Hall)



Warrington, UK

Creamfields (The Steelyard)


Miami, FL

iii Points


Turin, Italy

Club To Club Festival



Budapest, Hungary

Bonusz (Red Arena)

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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