Richie Hawtin Scores Music for XXth Winter Olympics

Canada's Richie Hawtin creates music for the XXth Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies in Torino, Italy. Full details here.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Mon Jan 16, 2006

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Olympic ceremony producers K2006 have invited RICHIE HAWTIN to collaborate with renowned Italian choreographer Enzo Cosimi on a key section of the XXth Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremony taking place in Torino on February 10th. The new composition titled ď9:20Ē was written and produced by Hawtin and will accompany Cosimiís provocative choreography featuring famous Italian dancer Robert Bolle along with dozens of other dancers, performers and acrobats. Hawtin & Cosimi worked together in Hawtinís Berlin studio to fully realize the drama and emotions of Cosimi's performers, building an evolving soundscape of sounds and effects to accompany the different movements of Cosimiís piece.

Ceremony producers have assembled an energetic program planned for the opening ceremonies with a theme originating around the foundation elements of rhythm, passion and speed. Internationally renowned not only for his music and global DJ performances, but also for his interest in new creative technologies, Hawtin is in perfect harmony with both the concept and its global audience.

"Enzo and I are very much interested in pushing boundaries, both as artists and for our audiences. Working together for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Games delivers the creative endeavor to not only entertain a huge audience, but to also introduce them to sights and sounds that they may have never experienced before," says Hawtin from his studio in Berlin.

Born in England and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Richie Hawtin is highly regarded internationally for his recordings both as Richie Hawtin and his pseudonym as Plastikman while on the world stage as one of electronic musicís most innovative and in demand performers. His recent album, DE9 | Transitions (MUTE) boasts a CD mix plus DVD featuring a 5.1 surround mix produced by Hawtin. Today, in between touring the globe, the Canadian producer spends time between his studios in Windsor, Canada and Berlin, Germany.

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