“I’m in awe of Carl’s determination to stretch the boundaries of techno… and prove that electronic beats are as much “music” as violins or cellos.”
Versus is the adaptation of Carl Craig’s techno music for full symphony orchestra.
Versus originally premiered in 2008, in a unique live debut at La Cité de La Musique. Carl Craig was joined by Les Siècles orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth, the techno mastermind Moritz von Oswald and the piano prodigy Francesco Tristano, who arranged and orchestrated all the tracks. The performance, one of the first of its kind to combine electronic and classical composition, received five standing ovations and the video material has over 1 million views online.
Planet E joined forces with InFiné to release an official album of this project in 2017. Produced by Carl Craig, the Versus album mixes both orchestral and electronically enhanced versions of Carl Craig’s music in a ground-breaking techno collection of eight-tracks with orchestra.