Icebreaker have confirmed their London date on 11th October at the Barbican: Milton Court. They and pedal-steel guitarist BJ Cole will play the live premier of SCOTT WALKER’s 10 minute song ‘Epizootics!’with a special live arrangement by the group’s Audrey Riley overseen by Scott’s long time co-producer Peter Walsh. The performance will also feature works by Steve Martland, Anna Meredith and the entirety of Icebreaker’s production of ‘Kraftwerk Uncovered’ featuring former Brian Eno collaborator J.Peter Schwalm. This has been recorded and will be released as an album to co-incide with the concert. This will be their first new release in 5 years since their critically acclaimed arrangement of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois’ “Apollo”. Tickets are available at:
UK and European dates currently being lined up for 2017
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, the group will be planning further performances of Brian Eno’s ‘Apollo’ featuring BJ Cole as well as works by Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, and Barry Adamson. Dates TBC