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Powerplant

Joby Burgess, percussion/electronics Matthew Fairclough, sound design Kathy Hinde, visual artist British percussionist Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic performances and regularly appears throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with artists including Stewart Copeland, Peter Gabriel and Joanna MacGregor. Powerplant is an inspiring collaboration of British artists, comprising Burgess’s playing and electronics with cinematic sound by Matthew Fairclough and bespoke film by Kathy Hinde. In a lavish audio-visual feast the worlds of minimalism and electronica collide: explosive drumming, lush xylosynth, found objects, American presidents and traces of Franz Schubert culminate in Powerplant’s landmark collaboration with composer Gabriel Prokofiev. Programme: Piece for Percussion (c.1951) Conlon Nancarrow The Boom and The Bap (2010/11) Matthew Fairclough Electric Counterpoint (1987/2005) Steve Reich Im Dorfe (2011) Max de Wardener Chain of Command (2008) Graham Fitkin Interval Temazcal (1984) Javier Alvarez Import/Export - suite for global junk (2008) Gabriel Prokofiev I) On Land II) Engine Multiplier III) Cloudburst IV) Plastic Invasion V) Fanta® VI) Memories of a Wooden Workhorse Epilogue) Distant Drum