POWERPLANT

(UK)

PROGRAMME:

 

CONLON NANCARROW - PIECE OF TAPE (FOR PERCUSSION)

GABRIEL PROKOFIEV - FANTA

MAX DE WARDENER - IM DORFE

STEVE REICH - MY NAME IS

JAVIER ALVAREZ - TEMAZCAL

MATTHEW FAIRCLOUGH - THE BOOM AND THE BAP

STEVE REICH - ELECTRIC COUNTERPOINT

 

Joby Burgess percussion and electronics

Matthew Fairclough sound design

Kathy Hinde visual artist

 

Led by Joby Burgess, the dynamo percussionist (Peter Gabriel, Nitin Sawhney, Stewart Copeland), British sound and video trio Powerplant, present new music by Conlon Nancarrow, Max de Wardener, Gabriel Prokofiev and Steve Reich’s seminal Electric Counterpoint. Famed for their visually innovative, multi-media performances, Powerplant operate at the meeting-point between new music and installation art. Expect startling 360 degree sound, live sampling and immersive visuals.

 

PRESS QUOTES ...
more at www.jobyburgess.com/press

 

‘Joby Burgess, the insanely talented British percussionist, did the honors as soloist as we all got schooled in Creativity 101.’

Chicago Classical Music

 

‘Powerplant - an inspiring collaboration between percussionist Joby Burgess, sound designer Matthew Fairclough and visual artist Kathy Hinde - give electronic music a multimedia makeover.’

THE SCOTSMAN

 

‘a prominent figure in the alt-classical scene ... Joby Burgess, the soloist coaxed all Manner of sounds from the oxlike instrument, often wielding multiple sticks in each hand and even using his fingers and elbows ... the words athleticism and stamina come to mind.’

NEW YORK TIMES

 

‘... Burgess’ blend of virtuosity, good humour and taste ... combining rigorous attention to complex musical detail with a sincere passion for the rhythms of dance music.’

BACHTRACK

 

‘Wow factor was supplied by Joby Burgess’ percussion, which exquisitely enhanced the music – hauntingly tribal at one moment and fantastically futuristic at another.’

THE UPCOMING

 

 

 

 

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