Jim Carroll

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Icebreaker redo Kraftwerk

A reimagining of Kraftwerk’s back-catalogue from Icebreaker as part of the New Music Dublin festival

Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 10:17


As part of the forthcoming second New Music Dublin festival, British chamber ensemble Icebreaker come to town on March 8 to uncover various parts of Kraftwerk’s back-catalogue at the National Concert Hall.

Icebreaker have form in this regard having toured the “Apollo” album from Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois. In this case, German composer J Peter Schwalm has reworked and reshaped various seminal Kraftwerk sounds, from their early experimental days to the later iconic electronic pieces. The show will also feature a film by Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish. Filmed in the Ruhrgebiet from where Kraftwerk come, it looks at the group’s heritage and place in German culture to set the scene.

Here’s a live excerpt to give you a taste of what to expect:

Tickets are now on sale from the NCH box office at €20 a pop.

Full information on all other acts, performances, workshops and masterclasses at the New Music Dublin festival, which takes place at the NCH from March 6 to 9, here.