Now a permanent fixture of the Amsterdam Dance Event, the Metropole Orkest will be joined on stage by songwriter/producer SOHN for the opening concert of this year’s festival and conference, kicking off on Wednesday 16 October in the Rabozaal at the Melkweg. SOHN’s live electronics and infectious voice will complement the epic orchestral sound of the Metropole Orkest under the leadership of conductor Hans Ek.
“Almost straight after ADE 2018 we started talking with Melkweg and ADE about ideas for this year’s opening concert. SOHN was one of the names that all of us thought would be a good option. His music is written from the perspective of a songwriter. He has a very distinctive voice and uses an exciting mix of electronics and analogue instruments to accompany his lyrics. With this collaboration, the mix will of course be very different,” says artistic manager Robert Soomer.
Throughout the conference, there will be a concentration on the live industry as well as adjacent creative industries engaged with electronic music, such as video, stage design, art installations and gaming. ADE Health will be investigating the true nature of talent in a series of panels and workshops featuring psychologists, personal trainers and artists.
Some featured speakers include Lisa Ellis, Soundcloud’s Global Head of Music and Artist Relations, Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon, and Andy Ng, Group Senior Consultant at Tencent Music Entertainment.
Tickets available now at the ADE site.