Icebreaker live

Time Unwrapped at Kings Place:
Andriessen's de Snelheid

A rare performance of Louis Andriessen's seminal de Snelheid, plus music by Michael Gordon, Paul Whitty, Anna Meredith, and David Lang

Anna Meredith - Nautilus
Michael Gordon - Yo Shakespeare
Paul Whitty - nature is a language - can't you read?
David Lang - Slow Movement
Louis Andriessen arr. Poke - de Snelheid

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, May 5th 2018, at 8.00pm.
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System Restart tour

Next concert:
November 11th 2018 at 12.30pm
November Music, den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Anna Meredith - Nautilus & Orlok
Jobina Tinnemans - Head, Mx & Throwing a Window Through Another Window
Elizabeth Kelly - On Edge
Linda Buckley - Azure
Kate Moore - The Dam (new version) - WINNER MATHIJS VERMEULENPRIJS 2017

Further concerts:

Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow, November 2018
Sound Festival Aberdeen, November 2018

Radio Icebreaker

New edition currently online

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The Essence of Jazz Flute, part 5
presented by Rowland Sutherland

Icebreaker flautist Rowland Sutherland presents another selection of jazz on the flute, focussing on the work of four great figures in jazz flute, Frank Wess, Sam Most, Buddy Collette and Björn J:son Lindh, alongside a live recording of Rowland and cellist Kate Shortt improvising at an Ethereal World club night at JazzLive at the Crypt, Camberwell.


Latest Album: Apollo

Engaged in an exploration between recorded electronic and live acoustic sound, Icebreaker and renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole present their "moving and sublime" recording of Apollo.

Check it out on YouTube: Apollo album tracks playlist


System Restart tour 2017-18

Younger composers with talent and attitude are redefining music, and foremost amongst them an ever greater number of women - and this is being celebrated in Icebreaker's major new programme featuring music by six fantastic, free, empowered, uncategorisable women composers of the new generation.

New music by Jobina Tinnemans, whose work includes music for table tennis players and hedge shearers, You Are Wolf's Kerry Andrew, whose output includes an opera about swimming, and American Elizabeth Kelly, is complemented by Linda Buckley's exquisite, soaring Azure, plus Anna Meredith's Orlok and Nautilus from her surging, joyful Moshi Moshi EP's.

The programme concludes with Dutch-Australian composer Kate Moore's astonishing The Dam, this year's winner of the prestigious Matthijs Vermeulenprijs for composition.

The project is supported by PRS for Music Foundation, and has been touring from since 2017
Icebreaker at PRS for music
PRS for music website  

System Restart has also been supported by the RVW Trust and the Hinrichsen Foundation