In 2014 Icebreaker completed a successful run of UK and Ireland dates playing ‘Kraftwerk Uncovered’ and Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois ‘Apollo’. Having started 2015 with a sold out show of Uncovered at Leeds Assembly Rooms, and the group have just also giving two special sold out performances at London Sadlers Wells on 26 and 27/1 with the Richard Alston Dance Company of Julia Wolf’s percussive score for Martin Lawrance’s dynamic and exhilirating ‘Madcap’. Two performances of Recycled (see below) are now confirmed
22/3 OXFORD: Town Hall Assembly Room (Recycled)
21/4 BIRMINGHAM: Conservatoire (Recycled)
KRAFTWERK UNCOVERED arr. J PETER SCHWALM : Following on from the critical success of their live and recorded interpretation of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois “Apollo” and in collaboration with German composer J. Peter Schwalm (who has previously collaborated with Eno), Icebreaker have created their own unique orchestral interpretation of the works of Kraftwerk. Commissioned by The Arts Council, and with additional funding from the Goethe Institute, “Kraftwerk Uncovered” was unveiled on January 24th with two sold out multi media performances at London’s Science Museum IMAX Cinema. These were accompanied by a specially commissioned split screen film assembled by video installation artist Sophie Clements (www.sophieclements.com)and Toby Cornish drawing inspiration from the music of Kraftwerk and appropristely filmed in Germany’s industrial heartland – the Ruhr. Further multi-media performances and an album release of the music and film are slated for 2015. These shows will also feature Icebreakers’ unique arrangements of modern composition with music by Barry Adamson (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds/Magazine) Michael Nyman, and Michael Gordon.
Icebreaker have secured funding from Sound and Music for their ‘Recycled’ project. Especially commissioned works written by emerging composers Missy Mazzoli, Matt Wright, Paul Whitty, Ed Bennett, and Roy Carroll will be written then performed for the first time live by the group at a series of live performances later in the year.
BRIAN ENO, DANIEL LANOIS, ROGER ENO: APOLLO
Following sell out dates in the UK and Europe in 2011 and 2012, next year the group will also be playing further performances of Brian Eno’s ‘Apollo’ featuring BJ Cole in 2015 as well as works by Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, and Barry Adamson. Dates TBC
&….soon to be announced…
EPIZOOTICS!…..watch this space