After four sold-out concerts in the Philharmonie de Paris and L’Auditorium of Lyon, Rone brings his acclaimed album L(oo)ping to London’s Barbican Centre. The album saw the producer collaborate with the National Orchestra of Lyon to breathe new life into some of his most famed pieces. In London, Rone will be joined on stage by Britain’s acclaimed London Contemporary Orchestra and conductor Robert Ames. L(oo)ping premiers at the Barbican on the 10th of March 2024.

Throughout his long musical career, Rone has dipped his toes in all corners of the arts, collaborating with heaps of France’s most distinguished contemporary minds from the writer Alain Damasio, the Marseilles Ballet group, (LA)HORDE and film directors Jacques Audiard and Spike Jonze, to name a few. This versatility has been central to his music and has distinguished Rone as one of the most exciting acts in electronic music, bestowing him high honours such as a Cesar and Cannes Film Festival award for best film score. With his new album L(oo)ping, Rone pushes his dazzling acrobatics further with music that twirls and twists alongside the orchestra.

It was while working with Romain Allender (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water) that Rone began to bridge his electronic world with that of the orchestra. The arranger selected tracks from Rone’s repertoire that would lend themselves to symphonic reinterpretations and brought these to the stage in France. Amongst the selected songs is Tikkoun, the theme of the series D’argent et de sang for which Rone released the soundtrack this year. The electro-classical pieces received rapturous responses from audiences and critics and would mark the birth of L(oo)ping with the album’s live recording followed in 2023. 

In March, conductor Robert Ames will lead the London Contemporary Orchestra to bring L(oo)ping to life in London’s Barbican Centre. “I have been a fan of Rone since first hearing his album Spanish Breakfast. It’s been great to hear him move deeper and deeper into orchestral music. L(oo)ping is a genuine hybrid of electronic and acoustic sound worlds which will really utilise the full range of the London Contemporary Orchestras skills. We are in for a treat,” states the conductor and LCO co-founder. The London Contemporary Orchestra is one of Britain’s brightest beacons for new music, having worked with well-known artists such as Radiohead, Frank Ocean, Steve Reich, Mica Levi and Vivienne Westwood and with a diverse next generation of players. “I am extremely proud and happy to collaborate with the LCO and conductor Robert Ames for whom I have the deepest respect. I’m also thrilled to be able to play these pieces arranged by Romain at the prestigious Barbican Hall for the first time. We all want to make this unique experience an exceptional moment,” says Rone. 

Alongside the album release, L(oo)ping was also brought to life as a feature-length film which premiered in cinemas in June 2023. The film’s director, Louise Narboni, captured Rone’s breathtaking live performance with the National Orchestra of Lyon and juxtaposed it with an impressionistic world dreamed up by five choreographers and brought to life by nine of (LA)HORDE’s dancers. With L(oo)ping, Rone takes us on a very special journey of a singular film-object combining electronics, dance, symphonic music and many other surprises.

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