Announced today is the First Ever Cybotron Live show in the UK to be held at Barbican Centre on Friday April 12th. Leading the way into the future at this unique evening will be electronic music pioneer Juan Atkins. This promises to be a highly innovative iconic live event, fusing visionary technology with new and original music.
Electronic pioneers Cybotron, fronted by techno originator Juan Atkins, showcase an electronic, multi-sensory journey, playing seminal classics and debuting new material from the forthcoming album.
Envisaged as a unique staging of the roots of the Detroit techno sound and 80s electronica, the Cybotron Live show supported by partners Carhartt, Resident Advisor, and Mixcloud and will be visiting hand-picked events in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Warsaw, Stockholm, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, NYC, Chicago, Sao Paolo, and St Petersburg’s as well as major festivals between 2019 and 2021.
Cybotron (coined from the words ‘cyborg’ and ‘cyclotron’) was formed by visionaries Juan Atkins and Richard “3070” Davis in 1981. After self-releasing two 45’s; ‘Alleys Of Your Mind’ and ‘Cosmic Cars’ they signed to Fantasy Records and released the iconic ‘Enter’ album. ‘Enter’ is widely considered to be where Techno began. The co-creators vision was dominated by the notion that human life would become so intertwined with technology that they’d be essentially inseparable - Founded on ‘The Cybotron Principle’ - That A Computer Can Be As Good, Or A Better Musical Collaborator Than A Person’.
In April 2019 Cybotron return to perform Live, showcasing a creative collaboration between Detroit’s pioneering Juan Atkins and visual technologists, Pilot. Juan will debut new material from the forthcoming Cybotron album, alongside original seminal tracks. Looking to once again compose the future, Juan will take the audience on a multi-sensory journey. A revolutionary digital lighting and laser control system will enable multi-layers of audio to be fed in real time into a bespoke visual generative engine taking ‘The Cybotron Principle’ that a computer can be as good, or a better musical collaborator than a person’ to the next level. The technology is intertwined within itself creating synergy between audio and visual - the Future has arrived
This will be an evening of electronic musical history as Cybotron Live edges us ever nearer to the future on Friday April 12th at Barbican Centre London.
For more information and tickets visit www.barbican.org.uk