Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
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Contemporary Music/Film

Icebreaker Kraftwerk

Wednesday 12 February, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£17 (£15 concessions)
£13 restricted view

**PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains flashing lights** Icebreaker performs new work by J Peter Schwalm, with film by Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish Following their highly successful Apollo tour, Icebreaker are turning their focus on another contemporary icon – Kraftwerk. Since their formation in 1970 the German group’s output has revolutionised music and influenced scores of musicians. For this project, composer, producer and sound-scapist J. Peter Schwalm re-imagines tracks from a range of Kraftwerk albums to show off the group’s many different sounds – from early acoustic tracks to the by now iconic synthesized tunes. Visual artists Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish create a new video work for this piece. A purposeful departure from the high-tech graphics of the current Kraftwerk shows, Clements and Cornish re-present Kraftwerk's vision in the language of an earlier era of avant garde film that wondered in the new aesthetics of technological and industrial innovation. A nostalgic vision of a 'future' now passed, and a modern reworking of a lost utopian dream. "So hot they're cool" Time Out The concert finishes at approximately 10.05pm Review and Interview with Icebreaker from Rebel Music "Machines for Living: reinventing the Kraftwerk back catalogue" review from Fact Magazine "Icebreaker: Kraftwerk Uncovered" Four star review from the Guardian