Colin Benders & Metropole Orkest to deliver opening concert for Amsterdam Dance Event

Colin Benders & Metropole Orkest to deliver opening concert for Amsterdam Dance Event

The Metropole Orkest and the Dutch modular synth artist Colin Benders will jointly participate in the opening concert of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) of 2018. This takes place on Wednesday 17th October in the Melkweg. Ticket sales start on Saturday, June 9th at 10:00.

After the successful composition and performance of Scripted Orkestra with Henrik Schwarz in 2016 and Fool with Jameszoo in 2017, the Metropole Orkest (MO) will return to the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma. The Grammy award-winning orchestra will once again organise the opening concert in the Melkweg this year and for this edition it will join forces with the Dutch modular synth artist Colin Benders (formerly known as Kyteman). Although he has distanced himself from his much-loved trumpet playing and orchestral events generally, he is experimenting with the Metropole Orkest (MO) under the direction of chief conductor Jules Buckley.

Starting point are Colin’s livestreams with his ‘machine’ that he has recently launched. During these sessions, he improvised original electronic music from scratch. How this music will be translated into a live performance with full orchestra is still a question mark, but with the talent and experience of Colin and the urge for experimentation and improvisation of the MO under Jules Buckley. the partnership could well be a dream match.

Said Benders: “Jules and I have been talking about a joint project for years, but I never expected my electronics to be the trigger. This makes it a very exciting project that I look forward to with great anticipation.”

Colin Benders & Metropole Orchestra takes place on Wednesday 17th October in the Rabozaal of Melkweg. Ticket sales start on Saturday 9 June at 10:00 am, and tickets are available via Ticketmaster and the ADE site

The event is also accessible to people in possession of an ADE Pass.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the most important business platform for electronic music and the world’s largest club festival. During ADE, Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global electronic music scene for five days and thus is a breeding ground for cultural and technological innovation. The Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from 17 to 21 October 2018. For more information about ADE:

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma.


About Colin Benders

Colin Benders celebrated many years of success under the name Kyteman. With his Kyteman Orchestra he played at a multitude of festivals and he toured through the Netherlands and Europe over several years. Since 2016 Benders has been completely absorbed by his modular synthesisers. From his studio, he takes the audience on his musical quest through livestreams. He also performs regularly in the Netherlands at venues like Het Concertgebouw but also at festivals like Awakenings and Lowlands, as well as abroad


About the Metropole Orchestra

When you think of an orchestra, you probably think of classical music. But the Metropole Orkest (MO) does jazz, pop, soul, funk, cabaret, musicals, film music and world music. The MO shared the stage with celebrities such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, The Basement Jaxx and Bono. The orchestra also plays with contemporary talents such as Caro Emerald, Robert Glasper, Within Temptation, Woodkid, The Opposites and Gregory Porter. Together with the young British conductor Jules Buckley, the MO constantly pushes the boundaries of contemporary symphonic pop and jazz.

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