Icebreaker perform five new works by composers Ed Bennett, Paul Whitty, Linda Buckley, Craig Vear and Roy Carroll, alongside Julia Wolfe's classic work Big Beautiful Dark and Scary, in a new arrangement..
Ivey Arts Centre, Surrey University, Guildford, autumn 2015, date tbc
Icebreaker launch their new project, based on the idea of recycling with five new works and a classic. Ed Bennett's Suspect Device recycles the eponymous song by Stiff Little Fingers, Roy Carroll uses feedback loops made from the sounds of people's instruments, Craig Vear is using LAN-connected computers to send fragments of existing musical material to players live, and Paul Whitty is recycling a whole piece from Icebreaker's existing repertorie (Michael Gordon's Yo Shakespeare), but with a startlingly different effect.
Come and see the programme at the Audiograft Festival in Oxford on March 22nd or at the Birmingham Conservatoire on April 21st, or at Surrey University in the autumn.
Minimalism and Post-minimalism presented by James Poke
James Poke presents a selection of minimalist and post-minimalist classics on this month's Radio Icebreaker, eschewing the most famous names in favour of a range of the other exciting composers producing music in these genres, including Frederic Rzewski, Meredith Monk, Julius Eastman, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Paul Dresher, Daniel Lentz, Charlemagne Palestine, Kyle Gann and Ingram Marshall.
Engaged in an exploration between recorded electronic and live acoustic
sound, Icebreaker and renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole present
their "moving and sublime" performance of Apollo in a definitive and