In a new video posted online, Richie Hawtin walks through the setup to his lauded audiovisual performance, known as CLOSE. The veteran Canadian electronic figurehead first debuted his technological masterpiece at Coachella in 2017. His unique stage rig, accompanied by hypnotizing visuals, and and on-the-fly sound design and improvised arrangements has been a catalyst for some of his most memorable outings to date.
Each of his improvised performance carries the objective of exploring the relationship between human creativity and the technologies that foster creative expression. CLOSE is about experimenting, allowing Hawtin to go with the flow, and direct the show according to how he feels — a true improvisational act in the electronic space from one of the greats. Hawtin is bringing his explorative CLOSE show to Glasgow’s O2 Academy on October 11 and The Roundhouse in London on October 12.