The opening concert takes place on October 19th.
The Grammy- and Oscar-winning Metropole Orkest, known as one of the world's leading non-classical orchestras, has previously collaborated with producers such as Squarepusher and Basement Jaxx. Their collaboration with Schwarz is called "Scripted Orkestra" and the German producer has written an hour-long piece for the project, which premieres at Melkweg on October 19th. Metropole Orkest's chief conductor Jules Buckley aided in the transcription process. Schwarz says: "Jules has encouraged me to really challenge the orchestra, and he is open to everything. He has full understanding of how an orchestra works, but also knows a lot about dance music, and where I come from."
The opening concert kicks off Amsterdam Dance Event, the annual industry conference and festival running from October 19th to the 23rd. Tickets will be available from April 23rd.