Nero perform with orchestra
2011-06-09 by SaveYourBreath | 36 Comments

As part of the 'BBC Philharmonic Presents..' series, British electronic duo Nero performed a 17 minute piece,
which was played live on Radio 1 on June 6th.

The piece, which is written by Nero, makes use of the 90-piece Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the duo's
signature sound.

A video of the performance can be viewed on the BBC Radio 1 website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/sessions/2011-06-06_nerosdubstepsymphony

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pedroia55
June 9th 2011

1461 Comments


Fantastic

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


Just like I said in the other news thread that announced this was coming up, they're not just a dubstep duo so that needs to be changed and this was bad

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


Well I liked it.

And I never thought I'd see the day when there was electronica elitism on Sputnik...

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


There is when you say that word

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


Haha, touché. I don't pretend to be anywhere near educated on dubstep or dubstep-esque acts, but referring to acts with the term "electronica" allows those who don't give a shit about that or any of the related genres to sod off and do something they enjoy.

HBFS
June 9th 2011

1244 Comments


Was really disappointing

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


Right, but there's still no elitism present when all I'd like to see is a band described properly

SoundOfAnarchy
June 9th 2011

14 Comments


I really enjoyed it.

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


@Dev:

I get that it's irritating that people consistently define acts in the wrong genre, but acting with moderate amounts of disdain towards naive or ignorant people isn't exactly the best way to invest their interest in the same genres on this website.

I, as much as anyone, appreciate your contribution to the simplification of the obscene number of subgenres of electronic music, and I have followed your lists to discover some great new music. However, I do sometimes find that your temper seems strained with people who you think ought to know better, but don't.

It might purely be a misconception of mine regarding your view of people, but it is difficult to shake the feeling that you like to be the most knowledgeable person in your field. This in itself is not a bad thing, but when coupled with making people very aware of how little they know, it can be seen to be belittling.

But like I say, I appreciate your contribution to this website, so please don't bite my head off over my comments

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


P.S. I'm not normally such a verbose twat.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


they're not just a dubstep duo so that needs to be changed


Explain to me how that's disdainful and not just what it is, which is a request to have it changed

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


It might purely be a misconception of mine regarding your view of people, but it is difficult to shake the feeling that you like to be the most knowledgeable person in your field.


Not at all, I just subscribe to the the theory that when in doubt research research research

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


No, I don't mean your comments in this thread, I just mean in general over the last few weeks. I can't
be bothered trawling through threads, but there are examples. I'm not looking for an argument, I was
just throwing my opinion out there, based on conversations I've witnessed over the last couple of
months.


"Not at all, I just subscribe to the the theory that when in doubt research research research"

That's fair enough, but you have to be accepting of the fact that not everyone would have the same
free time to research as much as you, and would therefore be less knowledgeable than yourself.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


Yes, but that's not my problem

Sanders
June 9th 2011

2345 Comments


True, and I'm aware that being a contrib has little to no responsibility with it, but surely you'd find people more receptive to suggestions and knowledge if you're willing to give both of those to them without being quite so (for want of a better word) arsey?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011

31097 Comments


I am more than open to giving both of them, or have my lists and several of my reviews been in vain?

cfbassist
June 10th 2011

330 Comments


d00d if it ain't emo then it has to be dubstep




Matte
June 10th 2011

539 Comments


Damn Dev, calm down.

I thought this was cool. Super cool.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2011

31097 Comments


Who said i'm not

Matte
June 10th 2011

539 Comments


It's cool video, someone apparently got the genre wrong, no one cares. The majority of people here hardly listen to dubstep or electronica or house or whatever the hell you wanna call it. I would rather talk about the video than discuss genre bullshit.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
June 10th 2011

3766 Comments


It was okay. Sounded more like a soundtrack than anything to listen to on it's own.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

DoubtGin
June 10th 2011

6749 Comments


wow dev

SaveYourBreath
June 10th 2011

174 Comments


I liked it, I thought it was a little orchestra heavy, but I think it was quite impressive considering Nero wrote pretty much
the whole thing by themselves.

And they said in an interview they couldn't kind of include alot of the deeper basses and other aspects of the electronic
and dubstep side without drowning out the orchestra or making it sound messy.

And I wrote dubstep because that's what the duo refer to themelves as, well, dubstep/drum and bass, but it looked neater
just writing one. And the BBC refer to them as dubstep, and this as a 'dubstep symphony', even though even I wouldn't
call it that, but I just went with it.

Sanders
June 10th 2011

2345 Comments


Damn, I wish I didn't come on here when shitfaced...

Calculate
June 10th 2011

1135 Comments


this would've been way better without nero

Tyrael
June 10th 2011

20829 Comments


Pretty disappointing. Nice change from dubstep to electronic lol.

SaveYourBreath
June 10th 2011

174 Comments


Why thankyou, aha.

geng
June 10th 2011

1986 Comments


I enjoyed it. If nothing else, it was something different and innovative. I'd agree that there wasn't a whole lot of dubstep being played though.

Spineless
June 10th 2011

63 Comments


it was alright, a bit patchy in places

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 10th 2011

31097 Comments


Thank you, that's the change I wanted! It's just that they're not just dubstep and that's not how they started out was all

Arucard
June 13th 2011

575 Comments


Lol, half the time I thought I was listening to Metallica S+M.

Their dnb productions are their best by far, IMO.

hmmmmmm
June 14th 2011

38 Comments


It was pretty boring in most places, seemed like a pointless exercise overall that contributed little to either genre

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2011

31097 Comments


Got the group facetime and maybe some exposure

Arucard
June 14th 2011

575 Comments


I think (?) they are pretty big in the UK anyway, a lot of Radio 1 DJ's playing them etc, could just be a PR stunt.

hmmmmmm
June 14th 2011

38 Comments


yeah having previously been into dubstep and since gotten over it I was looking for a reason to get back into it in that performance, didn't find it. It definitely was a great way to publicise Nero, maybe (but probably not) contemporise the orchestra, but musically i didn't find it contributed anything

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2011

31097 Comments


I think (?) they are pretty big in the UK anyway, a lot of Radio 1 DJ's playing them etc, could just be a PR stunt.


True, but performing in association with the BBC can really only add to this



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