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..
Ivy Arts Centre, Surrey University, Guildford, December 3rd 2015
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.
After performances at the Audiograft Festival in Oxford and at the Birmingham Conservatoire, the next concert is at Surrey University on Dec. 3rd.
From Francesca Caccini to footwork presented by James Poke
James Poke presents this month's Radio Icebreaker with a selection of tracks, mostly new but some old, particularly featuring recent footwork releases by DJ Boo, JLin and DJ Rashad, alongside music by Alessia Cara, Anna Meredith, Mikael Seifu, 17th Century woman composer Francesca Caccini, Klavikon, Cex, Vince Staples, Henry Cowell and Mykki Blanco plus Icebreaker in a live performance of music by Craig Vear.
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