Powerplant Feat: Elysian Quartet

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Led by percussionist Joby Burgess, Powerplant brings together some of the most dynamic young British artists to explore hi-octane percussion-led music with an electronic sound and strong visual performance.

This hotly anticipated performance at the De La Warr Pavilion sees Powerplant present two true pioneers of modern music: first up is the legendary American minimalist Steve Reich, to include the groups remix of Electric Counterpoint alongside Graham Fitkin’s Chain of Command, a highly political and confrontational work constructed entirely from samples taken from George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld speeches examining the recent use of music for torture.

After the interval Powerplant is joined by the dynamic and award winning Elysian Quartet to present classic tracks from German electronic dance wizards Kraftwerk, in a heady mix of live-sampling, lush strings, virtuosic drumming, improvisation and stunning visuals. 

Elysian Quartet 
Elysian Quartet

This is a must for anyone surfing the sine waves and all things electronica. Encompassing the work of some of Britainʼs most dynamic young artists, Powerplant made its debut at Londonʼs Purcell Room in 2005 and has won over listeners with its blend of 'high-octane percussion-led musicʼ – and this debut album doesnʼt dissapoint. Thereʼs something a bit pop about this album, which is altogether more commercial and accessible than I was expecting … a real grower.

Tony Pinkham. Muso

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Sat 18 Jul 2009
Tickets: £12.00

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